Chris Olwage a dancer, gymnastics coach and fitness instructor from Auckland impressed audiences with a magnificent performance of the “Black Swan” routine in New Zealand’s Got Talent.
Chris Olwage is a fitness instructor and personal trainer who only started dancing four years ago. He entered NZGT to show New Zealand that anyone can realise their dreams, no matter what their size, shape, gender or age.
South African born Chris is a true inspiration a self-confessed former fat, introverted child turned muscular Amazon!
By the time he turned 14 he weighed a hefty 129kg and was subjected to merciless, ongoing verbal and physical abuse at school.
“It was so bad I used to try and hide immediately the bell went at the end of the day so the bullies couldn’t find me because, of course, I was too big and slow to run away from them,” he says.
The bullying resulted in him developing clinical childhood depression, which he suffered from until his parents finally decided to uproot the family and move to New Zealand in 2002.
Read more about Chris at New Zealand’s Got Talent Website.
Watch the performance