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DANCING IN THE STREETS

THINK of ballet and what comes to mind? For many, it’s grand concert halls, elaborate stage sets, immaculate costumes and upscale audiences. But one dancer is changing that elitist perception of the art form by bringing ballet to the streets – quite literally, one pas de deux at a time.

Ballet should belong to everyone, Aesha Ash believes, and it’s her mission to empower women and children from underprivileged communities through the power of movement.

For most of her professional career, Aesha was the only black dancer in the elite

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