Four-Foot Performer With Jarcho-Levin Syndrome Blows Strangers Away With Incredible Dancing

Caters_NewsPublished: August 24, 2017202 views
Published: August 24, 2017

A four-foot performer with a condition that made her skeleton grow in a C-shape now blows strangers away with her incredible dancing. Tiffany Geigel, 32, from Brooklyn, New York, USA, has Jarcho-Levin Syndrome (JLS) a bone growth disorder that curved her spine, making her torso and neck short. She has average-size limbs and head, and she uses them to show the world she is a great dancer.

The form of this disorder varies, everybody has a different type of JLS, some have it with a spinal deform others with breathing problems, the generalization is that they all have short torso, small neck, long legs and long arms. It really affects the torso area.

Dancing has helped her become more limb and prevented bone stiffness because of the exercise. Tiffany has been dancing since she was five. She says she is not that limited with dancing, maybe she cannot do certain moves, but she always finds a way around it, or modify it, or does it in her own way.

She says she is glad with the fact that she can move, walk, jump, run or even get thrown in the air. You can never assume what she can do. "People think I can't do basic things, I can't drive, I can't walk, swim, play an instrument, go to the gym, etc., but I can do all that, and probably I can do some things you can't do.

Dancing helped Tiffany to become active and healthy, it kept her heart pumping, and she loves it.

Dancing was a way for her to show people she can do things, she is a professional ballet dancer. People often feel bad and sad for her, seeing her condition, but she says she doesn't want pity she wants her effort to be acknowledged and recognized.

She wants to go on stage and dance, and have the audience forget that I am different and that I am disabled or whatever or tiny, and honestly say that she is really a great dancer.

Don't judge the book by its cover, because you don't know what's in it.

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