A gruelling seven-hour audition in May for an international talent agency proved game- changing for dancer Daniel Camilleri.

The 22-year-old from Mill Park was one of about 750 hopefuls wanting to be signed on by Los Angeles-based MSA Agency, one of the world’s biggest talent agencies.

“We were taught choreography, first in jazz, then in hip-hop, which then had to be performed in front of a panel,” he says.

Three weeks later,Camilleri was told he’d been signed … and would have to apply for a visa to live in the United States.

The former St Monica’s College student already has some notable performances under his belt.

He’s danced on Channel 7’s The X Factor and at the ARIA and Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards, and has toured with X Factor winner Samantha Jade.

“The most thrilling performance was in China with Samantha in front of 20,000 people,” says Camilleri, who hopes to leave for the States in the next few months.