"I won't stop. Even if I'm injured, even if I'm sick, I still dance."
The character I chose was Michaela.
Her story was such and inspiration to me to always follow my dreams.
I was so surprised to hear about Michaela's story and what she had to go through before she came to America. She lived during the war with the rebels and is still alive, which says so much.
I believe that one of Michalea's big challenges was dealing with the stereotyping. She said she had many people tell her that she could never be a ballerina because she is black. That shows how much drive and persistence she has to keep going and contiune in ballet despite the critics.
The fact that Michaela also has to color her tutus so that they will match her skin color says a lot too. Again, despite what people say she keeps dancing and moving on. Which leads me into how supportive her mother is. Her mom colors all of her tutus for her and supports her 100% of the way. She just wants Michaela to be happy and do what she loves.
Michaela's story is such and inspiring one, and a story we can all learn something from.