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Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe

by Michaela Elaine;DePrince DePrinceMichaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince

Publication Date: 01/11/2014

  $19.99
From war-torn Sierra Leone to the US, to dancing for the Dutch National Ballet, this is a heartwrenching, life-affirming true story of a young girl orphaned by war and saved by ballet.
ISBN:
9780571314461
9780571314461
Category:
Children's
Publication Date:
01-11-2014
Publisher:
Faber
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
216x135x22mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince was born in 1995 in Sierra Leone. After the deaths of her parents, she moved to an orphanage from which she was adopted and taken to the US in 1999.

Elaine DePrince, her new mother, noticed Michaela's obsession with ballet and allowed her to begin lessons.

Michaela is now a professional ballerina, who danced principal with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, in guest principal roles in South Africa and the Netherlands. She now dances with the Dutch National Ballet.

Elaine DePrince

Elaine DePrince, her new mother, noticed Michaela's obsession with ballet and allowed her to begin lessons. Michaela went on to study on a scholarship at the Rock School for Dance Education and The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at The American Ballet Theatre, and is now a professional ballerina, who danced principal with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, in guest principal roles in South Africa and The Netherlands, and is now just starting with The Dutch National Ballet.

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