The New York City Ballet Conducts Workshops For Disabled Children
When mother Natalie Armoza sent an email to one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world, she wasn't expecting to receive the response that she did. Armoza is a mother to a beautiful little girl named Pearl who suffers from cerebral palsy, a condition that affects one's ability to control body movement. Armoza knew that the New York City Ballet conducted workshops and was hoping that the company would customize a special workshop for her daughter and other kids who have cerebral palsy.
To Armoza's great astonishment, the New York City Ballet not only responded to her email, but they also set up four workshop classes for Pearl and other children with disabilities. The company chose principal dancers Adrian Danchig-Waring and Maria Kowroski to lead the workshops. Free of their supporting braces, the children moved throughout the studio with the aid of parents and dancers, learning a world-class lesson in ballet. The look on their faces says it all.
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