Mahlatse Sachane (21) talks about his love and passion for ballet dancing, and how he continues to work hard to perfect the craft.
I was introduced to ballet when I was nine years old.
A ballet dancer visited my school in Alexandra township, and took us through what goes into this expressive form of art. I was excited, and immediately signed up for ballet classes. My body ached after my first class, but I persevered. I was driven by the thrill of doing something new and different. At first, my family was sceptical because they didn’t know what ballet was. But when they saw that it made me disciplined and kept me off the streets, they became supportive.
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