1/15/16 O&A NYC Shall We Dance Friday: Michaela DePrince

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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.  Continue reading

10/21/14 O&A Inspirational Tuesday: Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina



The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of ballet. Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. Continue reading