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JKOS student to appear on DWTS

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A release:

MICHAELA DEPRINCE, STUDENT OF

THE JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS SCHOOL

AT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

TO APPEAR ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS”

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 AT 9:00 PM EST/8:00 PM CST

Michaela DePrince, a 17-year-old student of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at

American Ballet Theatre, is scheduled to perform on ABC TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” on

Tuesday, April 24.

As part of the program’s “Spotlight Performances,” DePrince will dance a pas de deux

with Adé Chiké Torbert, choreographed for the occasion by ABT Ballet Mistress Susan Jaffe.

The performance will be accompanied live onstage by singer Natasha Bedingfield. “Dancing

with the Stars” is broadcast Tuesdays on ABC at 9:00 PM (EST) / 8:00 PM (CST).

DePrince, who is featured in the soon-to-be released documentary First Position, will

also dance at the year-end performances of the ABT Studio Company and the Jacqueline

Kennedy Onassis School at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University on

May 4 and 5.

For more information about the ABT Studio Company and the Jacqueline Kennedy

Onassis School, please visit http://www.abt.org/education.

For more information about “Dancing with the Stars,” please visit http://abc.com/

dancing-with-the-stars.

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Yesterday's link said she grew up in Cherry Hill. I thought the movie/lecture said she grew up in Philadelphia. Is it beneficial to create a rough and tumble image as opposed to disclosing a likely upper middle class childhood? I think being brought from an orphanage and being black in a white family and neighborhood is dramatic enough, without the embellishment, although I don't know which report is true.

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Just watched her! Very inspiring story! She did a beautiful job!

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