African ballerina beats the odds

Michaela DePrince performs her professional debut at South Africa's biggest dance company.

    An African dancer has beaten tough odds to become a rising star in the exclusive ballet world.
     
    Michaela DePrince has just performed her professional debut at South Africa's biggest dance company.
     
    Al Jazeera's Barbara Angopa reports. 


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