A follow-up story on Clara Bergs, the little girl whose ballet dancing caught on video caused a YouTube sensation.
Unbeknownst to the family, Clara had taught herself every step of large sections of the ballet, after hours spent watching it on DVD. When the video was posted online last fall, it was picked up by media in Taiwan, Australia, the United States and Great Britain.
Given her physical and mental challenges, Clara’s musicality and memorization skills were an inspiration. In addition to autism, Clara also has a genetic disorder known as DiGeorge syndrome, which can affect learning and cause facial deformity. Together, the diseases inhibit her comprehension, movement and speech.