Ballet School Provides Refuge and Strength to Young Ballerinas
In a Rio de Janeiro favela, a converted library has become a refuge for children in the face of poverty and violence. Daiana Ferreira de Oliveira opened a ballet studio to teach ballet and, in some ways, political activism. Oliveira tells her students, "There is no set destiny... Just because you were born in a favela does not mean your life needs to play out a certain way."
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