The ballerina who rescued 100,000 children with hip-hop
When Vania Masías saw acrobats at traffic lights in the Peruvian capital she saw raw talent and a chance to transform their circumstances
Vania Masías vividly remembers the first time she saw acrobats somersaulting at a traffic light on a visit to her home city in 2004. She was at the peak of an illustrious career as a ballet dancer in Europe – but before long, she would leave it all behind it to nurture the raw talent she found in the streets of the Peruvian capital.At the time, Masías was the principal dancer with Ballet Irelan...
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