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The inspiring story of ballerina Michaela DePrince in her own words


An 18-year-old ballerina who was orphaned in war-torn Sierra Leone at the age of three, fulfilled a childhood dream on Wednesday night as she played the lead in Swan Lake at the Lincoln Center.

Michaela DePrince took to the stage at the prestigious New York venue and performed an excerpt from the ballet, which saw her embody the evil Black Swan.

While it marked a milestone in her dance career, the determined teenager told CBS: ‘I feel like I’ve come a long way, but there’s so much more that I need to do.  [Continue reading.]

the photo is great:)




Hold on, that white girl aint even spreading her legs right. How she make the cut?

You know why

I kept seeing her get camera time too. Why does these things happen.

I was thinking the same thing. Why do hip hop videos need a rainbow of colors?! I never see black women in rock/punk/screamo/emo/dubstep/country/etc but we always have to make room for others in ours…miss me with that

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