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Tasting Michaela’s fierce hunger for life in her tale of dance, chance and hope

It’s not every day that you come across a life story as shattering and empowering as that of classical ballerina Michaela DePrince. It’s also not every day that you encounter a first person narrative told with such unabashed freshness that leaves you with goosebumps on every page. 669 more words

Robyn Sassen

"Hope in a Ballet Shoe" by Elaine & Michaela DePrince, Faber & Faber (2014)

I first heard the story of Michaela DePrince after watching the acclaimed documentary “First Position” a couple of years ago. I am no fan of ballet. 416 more words

Senior Secondary (Grade 10-12)

Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince was just featured on the BBC Breakfast show, promoting her new book Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. I’ll be adding this one to my list or must-reads this year. 100 more words

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Hope in a Ballet Shoe, a book review

If the average teenager proposed writing an autobiography I would laugh.  Michaela DePrince, however, is no ordinary teenager. Her book, Hope in a Ballet Shoe… 508 more words

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Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince was born January 6th, 1995 in Sierra Leone during a time of civil war and violence.  At a young age her parents died, her father killed by rebels and her mother from starvation.  270 more words

Feminism

THREE BALLERINAS

As Nutcracker season is upon us, I thought I’d take a moment to celebrate three ballerinas. Misty Copeland, Michaela DePrince, Precious Adams. American Ballet Theatre. Dutch National Ballet. 11 more words

Various Chic

“Hope in a Ballet Shoe” by Michaela & Elaine DePrince, Faber & Faber (2014)


I first heard the story of Michaela DePrince after watching the acclaimed documentary “First Position” a couple of years ago. I am no fan of ballet. 416 more words

Book Review