A young performer from Sunbury is tearing up the stage in the musical theatre game.

Thirteen-year-old Jackson Rudge is preparing for his role in the dance theatre production Self as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival later this month.

“I’m really excited to work with Michael Ralph [the director] and all the dancers,” Jackson said.

Self, is a journey into an artist’s psyche expressed through choreography and music, Jackson will play “the young artist”.

The Salesian College student practises every day after school at Flash Dance Performing Arts in Sunbury.

He has been a keen dancer since he was four years old. After watching his cousin perform, Jackson was inspired to get into dancing.

“I thought I’d try and I loved it,” he said.

Self won’t be his first time in front of a big audience.

He appeared in Melbourne productions of Les Misérables in 2014 and The Sound of Music last year.

“My goal is to stay dancing and performing and go overseas with it,” he said.

For more information about Self, visit bit.ly/2eMdDnX.