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This is beautiful. You rarely see African-American ballerinas, especially ones my age. I would love for my future daughter to continue ballet past her childhood. and then you have ballet instructors who make a point to tell young ballerinas of color how ungraceful their brown bodies are???

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Michaela DePrince ... recently watched a documentary on young dancers that she was on, she is amazing!!!!! :)

Caroline Joan Peixoto, City Arts, photographed classical ballet students at rehearsal in Rwanda's only classical ballet school. This school has given the Kigali community incredible hope as the first post-genocide ballet school. What beautiful faces these little girls have. Wonderful vision of happiness... The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

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Against The Odds: How This Orphan From Sierra Leone Became A Famous Ballerina

"Michaela Deprince does not look like the “typical” 17 year old ballet dancer. At 5’4″, she is shorter and more muscular than most ballet dancers. She is also from Sierra Leone and all three of these are noted “problems” (with the admitted race and body type issues in ballet) for someone who just wants to dance. But that isn’t stopping her at all." --Madame Noire

Misty Copeland, the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)

llegará lejos. Little ballerina with pointed toes and crossed legs is ready for that ballet class! Oh, BABY! Cute Kids & Baby Animals