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Michaela DePrince stuns crowd with rousing dance performance at the Women in the World Summit

Twenty-year-old ballerina Michaela DePrince was on point Thursday when she stunned the crowd at Cadogan Hall with her moving opening performance. A war orphan from Sierra Leone, DePrince used to be referred to as a “devil child” because she was highly intelligent and born with a skin condition that causes depigmentation. 248 more words

Arts And Culture

Diahanne’s Daily Tributes Day 7: Black History Month….

Hope In a Ballet Shoe

“Never be afraid to be a poppy in a field of daffodils”

This evening is S.W.I.M’s highly anticipated event ’21 questions’.

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Black History Month

From ‘devil’s child’ to star ballerina | Michaela DePrince

Born Mabinty Bangura in 1995, Michaela DePrince had many identities. One of them was “devil’s child” thanks to her vitiligo. Michaela grew up as an orphan in Sierra Leone during the civil war. 179 more words


Why Black Girls Should Become Ballerinas

Ballet is a form of dance that attracts few African Americans. Two African American ballerinas would like to change that and both of them wrote books. 251 more words

Nonfiction Monday Round-up

Igone de Jongh, Floor Eimers, Suzanna Kaic and Michaela DePrince

Igone de Jongh, Floor Eimers, Suzanna Kaic and Michaela DePrince, “Empire Noir” choreography by David Dawson from “Cool Britannia”, Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet). World premiere: June 17, 2015… 55 more words


how i found hope

This is an amazing story by an amazing young girl. By the age of four she had lost both of her parents in wartorn Sierra Leone. 36 more words


Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince

This book outshines The Selection, Harry Potter, The Fault in Our Stars, and even The Lord of the Rings. I’ve had some pretty glowing reviews, however this is going to be even more enthusiastic than any review I’ve ever written (which admittedly is a short list). 425 more words