• Dancer Jack Higgins on 'Britain's Got Talent'. (ITV)Source: ITV
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Stephanie Marie Anderson

20 Apr 2016 - 12:44 PM  UPDATED 20 Apr 2016 - 12:45 PM

Jack Higgins, a 14-year-old dancer from Liverpool, England has wowed judges with an emotional choreographed performance of Great Big World's "Say Something (I'm Giving Up On You)" during his audition for reality show Britain's Got Talent.

The teenager, who attends a performing arts college, is a full-time dancer who's been dancing for nine years. Beginning his training with hip-hop, Higgins then proceeded to ballet, saying "I was like 'no Mum, that's for girls!'" but quickly found that it was his favourite.

"The first class I took, it just clicked. I wanted to just dance for the rest of my life," he says of ballet. "I don't have any other hobbies, it's just dance, dance, dance for me.

“When I started ballet, people were calling me names, saying it's for girls and that I should be doing football. [They said] I was gay and I danced like a girl."

Higgins admitted it made him very upset, but that dancing just makes him feel happy.

After his performance, the judges were quick to praise the dancer: David Walliams said that the performance was "a real Billy Elliott moment," calling it "so moving".

The teenage dancer challenging gender stereotypes
Sean Varner was afraid to tell people he was a dancer because they typically see it as feminine.

Even judge Simon Cowell was impressed, and gave Higgins advice on the bullies, saying: “You know the one thing that bullies don’t like? They don’t like it when you do well. I can see how hard you’ve worked for this moment and I congratulate you Jack.”

All four judges voted yes.