A BALLERINA WITH A DREAM
Stephanie Kurlow is a 14 years old teenager with a dream: to inspire others through the creative expression of art.
In this day and age, there is a lack of facilitation for youth who are disengaged or of a different religion or race. She plans on bringing the world together by becoming the very first Muslim Ballerina so that she can inspire so many other people to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams. Her dream is to train in a Full-Time Ballet School catered to aspiring young girls who want to train 30-45 hours a week so they can become a professional ballerina. Stephanie wants to encourage everyone to join together no matter what faith, race or colour, to bring harmony and a world of acceptance for future generations.
She converted to the religion of Islam in 2010 and it brought many positive aspects in her life, but she stopped performing because everyone thought there would be no way of becoming a professional ballerina as there were no facilitations or services targeted at Muslim girls.
The first female African-American ballerinas- Michaela De Prince and Misty Copeland and the first Hijabi news anchor on American television Noor Tagouri that have motivated her to pursue her passion against the odds of the world.