Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina From War Orphan to Star Ballerina, Elaine DePrince
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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Author: Elaine DePrince, Michaela DePrince

Narrator: Allyson Johnson

Unabridged: 5 hr 43 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 10/13/2015

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts


Michaela DePrince was known as girl no. 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a "devil child" for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and now dances for the Dutch National Ballet. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet's most exciting rising stars.

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