Michaela DePrince has gone from war orphan to a globally recognized dancer. Her undeniable talent has lead this baby ballerina to American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Dutch National Ballet.
Michaela DePrince in motion at Women in the World
The Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) was one of the first organizations to acknowledge DePrince’s talent. She caught the attention of the public after appearing in the documentary First Position in 2011. The film followed her and other young ballet dancers as they prepared to compete at the Youth America Grand Prix- the much anticipated annual event culminates with a performance in New York City.
First Position- Meet Michaela DePrince
Michaela de Prince Contemporary Variation, YAGP 2010 (Age 14)