Plus-Size Ballerina Is 'On Pointe’ | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

BarcroftTVPublished: September 28, 201728 views
Published: September 28, 2017

A PLUS-SIZE ballerina is breaking stereotypes one ‘pointe’ at a time. Professional dancer Thaina Silva, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, may not fit the stereotypically slim, long-legged stature of a ballerina, but that hasn’t stopped her from wowing crowds with her elegance and showing anyone can dance, whatever their size. The size 18 student says she learnt to dance before she could walk and has dreamt of becoming a professional ballet dancer since she was a young girl - despite the uncomfortable looks and nasty comments she’s endured throughout her life.

Videographer / director: Kadeh Ferreira
Producer: Camile Rocha-Keys, Ed Baranski
Editor: Sonia Estal

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