Meet The Heart-Stirring Ballerinas Of Nairobi's Kibera SlumZUMI

Meet The Heart-Stirring Ballerinas Of Nairobi’s Kibera Slum

Pamela is practicing Ballet outside her family's house in Kibera.
There are brilliant Kenyan ballerinas in the making and they happen to be living in Kibera. In their comment studio, they practice every single week.

These weekly sessions have been made possible thanks to the charity Anno’s Africa and taught by Mike Wamaya. The classes are aimed at improving both the physical and mental well-being of the children. And the children are thriving, some even winning scholarships to boarding school to focus on dance full time.

Sweedish photographer. Fredrik Lerneryd has spent a year documenting these ballerinas and ballerinos and the results are magnificent.
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George and Shamick is watching the show backstage during rehearsal for The Nutcracker on Nairobi National Theatre, comming from Kibera and dance at this stage is really extraordinary

George and Shamick is watching the show backstage during rehearsal for The Nutcracker in Nairobi National Theatre. Coming from Kibera and dancing on this stage is really extraordinary.

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