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How One Brazilian Dancer Is Changing The Lives Of Young Girls Through Ballet

Tuany Nascimento started dancing classical ballet as a child, an unusual passion for a girl growing up in Alemão, a network of favelas on the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. “For people from my neighborhood dancing ballet isn’t a common thing,” she said in a short film made by filmmakers Ayelet Vardi and André Lion, featured below. Although she never danced professionally, Nascimento has always been training, rehearsing ballet in her spare time around her neighborhood.
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