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Michaela DePrince


Michaela DePrince 


ReblogAugust 6thvia and with 1,583 notes

Michaela DePrince


Michaela DePrince



Anonymous :
Hi Michaela! I watched the documentary First Position yesterday and by a stroke of sheer luck (like, seriously, I have no idea how) I found your Tumblr! I just wanted to say that I think you are a beautiful dancer, full of passion and energy. I also dance and I think it's amazing when you're able to see the love someone has for dancing.

Sorry, but I am not Michaela!

Here are her social media sites though

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ReblogAugust 2nd — and with 0 notes

tiaraloveskandlupita:

Michaela DePrince 

"I suspect that the resistance to raising black ballerinas through the ranks might be due to an old-fashioned way of looking at beauty. Our ideal of a perfect ballerina is based on Russian ballet with its willowy blondes.  If a director does not appreciate the aesthetics of African beauty, he will not want to promote a black ballerina to the status of prima, because the prima is supposed to be the most beautiful dancer.  She represents the aesthetics of classical ballet, which right now are Eurocentric.”


ReblogJuly 27thvia and with 75 notes

Michaela DePrince


Michaela DePrince 


ReblogJune 28thvia and with 235 notes

Michaela DePrince & Aaron Smyth ↪ perform the Act III Grand Pas De Deux from Don Quixote at the 2013 Cape Town Gala 


ReblogJune 26thvia and with 19 notes

Michaela DePrince 


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