Michaela DePrince, center, who has gone from Sierra Leone war orphan to international ballerina, teaching at BE Dance Studios in Miami Gardens, Florida on July 14, 2015.
Michaela DePrince, center, who has gone from Sierra Leone war orphan to international ballerina, teaching at BE Dance Studios in Miami Gardens, Florida on July 14, 2015. CARL JUSTE
Michaela DePrince, center, who has gone from Sierra Leone war orphan to international ballerina, teaching at BE Dance Studios in Miami Gardens, Florida on July 14, 2015. CARL JUSTE

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