Britain’s youngest break-dancing champion who became a worldwide internet sensation after incredible footage of her emerged on Youtube was today revealed to be a six-year-old schoolgirl – from Wolverhampton.
Dachiya Atkinson wowed the judges at the Pro Chelles international dancing competition in Paris with a breathtaking routine which had the crowd on their feet.
Views of her amazing break-dancing skills rocketed to a staggering 2.8 million within five days of being uploaded of the internet.
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In the short video she stuns the crowd with her moves by spinning on her head, performing windmills and forward flips like a trained professional.
And her parents revealed how the youngster had not only learnt to walk by the age of nine months – but was doing handstands at just two years old.
And by the time Dachiya – whose performing name is B-Girl Terra – was three she was spinning on her head like a pro.
She won her first competition in Bath, Somerset, in 2012 and went to be crowned “Baby Battle Champion” in St Brieuc, France, later that year where she beat off competitors twice her age.
Proud mum Jennifer Hollyoak, 27, said: “She’s always been quite confident and bouncy – she has loved dancing from a very young age.
“Apart from this insane natural talent for break-dancing she is just a normal little girl – she likes dolls and playing with her toys.
“I was worried she was going to get scared as she is only six, but she is still really happy when she comes off stage, even if she loses.
“That is the important thing. She is very confident, and we are so proud.
“We can’t quite believe how the video of her has taken off.
“We were clicking on the clip and we were quite surprised when it got to 500,000 views, it was such a shock.
“Now lost three million people have seen it – it’s unreal.
“But she’s just bothered about her friends and teachers at school seeing it.
“She loves the normal things like going to the cinema and playing with her friends.
“I think because of her age the publicity hasn’t hit her and she isn’t aware of the buzz.”
Dad Dean took her daughter – also known as ‘B-Girl Eddie’ – and the couple’s other daughter Damita, nine, to dance classes as a hobby when they were both 18 months old.
They soon mastered the art and both are now part of London-based dance troupe Soul Mavericks – the biggest in the UK.
Dachiya said yesterday that her favourite dance move is the challenging headspin.
She said: “It feels really good when I’m dancing, I just love to be on the stage.
“My favourite move is the headspin, I find them easy to do now but it took a lot of practice.
“I love dancing with my sister and all my friends think it’s really good.
“In the future I’d like to be a world champion or be famous for dancing.”
Dachiya and her sister currently train three times a week for a couple of hours each session and also do gymnastics.
The pair have more competitions lined up including an appearance at an event in Holland at the end of the year.
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