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Madonna To Direct MGM's True Tale 'Taking Flight' About Sierra Leone Orphan-Turned-Ballerina Michaela DePrince

MGM has set Madonna to direct Taking Flight, a feature film based on the true story of Michaela DePrince, who grew up an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone but rose to become a world-renowned ballerina. 351 more words

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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela and Elaine DePrince


 Okay, so I didn’t even read the description before picking this one up. First of all, how could I resist that title? It just feels so freeing. 473 more words


Wednesday Dance👯💖:From war orphan to ballerina, Michaela DePrince shares her incredible story...

Michaela DePrince is the embodiment of what it means to fight for your dream. The beauty wouldn’t let anything stop her from becoming a professional ballerina: not her childhood, race or vitiligo. 791 more words

Norfolk Children's Book Festival 2017

Before the torrential rain descended this week, two of our team popped to Norwich Cathedral to attend the Norfolk Children’s Book Festival, taking place as part of the  881 more words

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Sierra Leonean-American Dancer Michaela DePrince: ‘I Went From Being a War Orphan to a Ballerina’

by Michaela DePrince via positive.news

Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was orphaned at the age of three. Born Mabinty Bangura to a Muslim family, she was sent to an orphanage where the ‘aunties’ who cared for the children believed that her skin condition, … 813 more words

5 Inspiring Women in Ballet

In Ballet right now there are many women fighting their rightful way into leading positions in the ballet world. It isn’t enough now for these women to retire and become teachers. 414 more words