Talented Houston kid shines in "MJ: The Musical"

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Friday, February 2, 2024
From Houston Ballet to Broadway
RISING STAR: Meet Bane Griffith, the 11-year-old who danced his way to Broadway and beyond.

HOUSTON, Texas -- At just 11 years old, Houston native Bane Griffith is already making a name for himself in the world of performing arts.

Bane, who recently played the role of young Michael Jackson in the Broadway hit "MJ: The Musical for nearly a year," is currently on tour with the traveling production, capturing the hearts of audiences nationwide.

Griffith attended Mark White Elementary and River Oaks Elementary. He was also part of the Academy of City Ballet of Houston, where his passion for dancing continued to grow.

"When I'm on stage I feel so alive and I feel so energetic," Griffith said.

His mom, Elizabeth Resendiz added, "He wants to be in a movie, he wants to be in a series, and I believe that's going to happen."

Michael Jackson was the first black global superstar and inspired generations of artists. Today, Bane Griffith follows in his footsteps, not only keeping Jackson's legacy alive but also carving his own path in the world of entertainment.