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Stories with person: Alvin Ailey
  • Michaela DePrince's journey from war to ballet stardom 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:48 am

    MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - The extraordinary arc of Michaela DePrince's life has taken her from African war orphan to international ballerina and cultural heroine. And on a recent weekday morning, in a small dance studio in a Miami Gardens strip mall, she is teaching determination and hope to 10 aspiring young dancers, along with how to hold their arms and point their feet.