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The young ballerina dancing all over the stereotypes of a pressure-intense career.

As an orphan growing up during Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war, Michaela DePrince found a magazine blowing in the wind. On its cover was a ballerina and a new inspiration. Now, at the age of 22, Michaela is immersed in the world of ballet. She has also danced with Beyoncé, written a book, and is currently working on a movie based on her life. But hers is not a fairy tale. It is a story of resilience in the face

  • Words:
    Djassi DaCosta Johnson
  • Photography:
    Ruby Woodhouse
  • Styling:
    Jordy Huinder
  • Makeup:
    Mascha Meyer

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  • Words:
    Djassi DaCosta Johnson
  • Photography:
    Ruby Woodhouse
  • Styling:
    Jordy Huinder
  • Makeup:
    Mascha Meyer
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