Michaela Deprince: Dancer goes from abandoned orphan to world famous ballet performer

Posted at 11:11 AM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 11:11:13-04

Michaela Deprince is breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes in the world of Ballet.

The 21-year-old was born in Sierra Leone. Rebels killed her father and her mother died in the civil war. Shortly afterwards, Michaela was abandoned at an orphanage.

But that's not where the story ends, in fact this is where Michaela's story begins.