Dahlston Delgado is going to be on Broadway
Saturday, 23 June 2012 by David Tuma
Belton High School graduate Dahlston Delgado is going to be part of the cast of the Broadway musical "Bring It On: The Musical". The theater production just completed a tour of the country and will begin is run on Broadway in New York City in the St. James Theatre in August. The tour began in Los Angeles and ended in Toronto.
"I went to an audition in Los Angeles and made the final 10. We have been on a national tour waiting on a theater to open on Broadway. When I was 16-years old it was my dream to be on Broadway," said Delgado.
Rehearsals begin June 11th with opening night planned for August 1st. The play will be featured on Broadway through the month of October. Delgado is in the current stage of moving to New York City. "I just can't believe it. I have been there a few times the past few summers," said Delgado.
He got his start at Belton High School led by Elayne Kaufman the BHS cheer coach. Kaufman has traveled to see him on stage in several major cities in the U.S. Dahlston left Belton High School after his junior season on varsity to be a part of the Spirit of Texas competitive squad in the Dallas area.
We continued to be a part of the team while attending the University of Texas in Arlington. Spirit of Texas is one of the top competitive cheer leading teams in the nation with multiple world championships. He was with Spirit of Texas for six years.
He has been one of the choreographers for Extreme Cheer in Belton for years and was leading a choreography camp when he found out he was going to be on Broadway. He was also the choreographer for Coppell High School when they won the National Championship in 2011.
He usually works 30 to 50 teams in the summer months. Nicole Grazier a national noted Belton High School cheerleader did some of the cheerleader stunts in the original Bring It On movie. Grazier was a cheerleader at the University of Oklahoma.
The Belton High School cheerleader squad is one of the top programs in Texas with multiple athletes competing at in college. "I went to see the play in San Francisco, Dallas, and Durham, North Carolina! It was a fun excuse to visit family and support my former cheerleader.
I'm so proud of Dahlston's accomplishments before Bring It On, I'm even more excited to see some of his dreams fulfilled. Can't wait to see him in New York City at the St. James Theatre," said Kaufman