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Indian teen pirouettes from Mumbai slum to US ballet school

A teenager from a Mumbai slum is closer to fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer after being accepted into a prestigious school in New York. Amiruddin Shah, the 16-year-old son of a welder, will enrol at the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (JKO) in August, less than three years after taking up the dance. "I come from a poor family who didn't know anything about ballet or America but they are very supportive and I am really excited to be going," Shah told AFP.
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