I came across this profile piece and thought it was worth sharing. Love the fact that the girl featured has both parents and doctors who encouraged her love for dance and figured out how she could do it given that she wears prostheses. That’s amazing problem-solving on everyone’s part, and generous on the part of the hospital to realize how important this is to her.
I took ballet classes from age 3-11, and ended up quitting when I a) found horses and b) realized I would probably never be strong enough to go en pointe due to my club foot. I’ve taken a few modern classes here and there over the years, and enjoy them… but there’s still something about ballet that makes me happy.
Just thought I’d share it because it was a fun story and a great example of ingenuity and passion.