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Meet Michaela DePrince, the African Ballerina Inspiring Others

Few have been through what Michael DePrince has experienced, or live to tell a story about it in the form of ballet. But then again there are very few incredible women like Michael DePrince whose journey from war-torn Sierra Leone is captivating Hollywood A-List actresses like Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie. 265 more words


Ballerina Memoir 'Taking Flight' En Pointe For MGM, Alloy

EXCLUSIVE: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has snapped up the rights to Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince’s Random House Children’s memoir Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.  147 more words


Book Review - Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Michaela DePrince is currently a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet, before that she was a ballet student in America, and before that she was an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone. 227 more words


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. 421 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