1st Muslim Hijabi Ballerina In The World


Meet Stephanie Kurlow. It’s been less than a year that the United States saw it’s first African American Prima Ballerina. Now ,Ms. Kurlow has a  dream 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. ” I want to encourage everyone to join together no matter what faith, race or colour. To bring harmony and a world of acceptance for future generations.” says Kurlow.   “Like one of the first female African-American ballerinas- Michaela De Prince and Misty Copeland, the first Hijabi Emirati lifter Amna Al Haddad and the first Hijabi news anchor on American television Noor Tagouri – that have motivated me to pursue my passion against the odds of the world.”

Her goal is $10,000 and she is half way there! That is a huge success in the crowdfunding world.

Where will the funds go?

  • Ballet and Tutoring Tuition
  • Ballet Supplies (dance wear, dance shoes, dance essentials etc)
  • Ballet Competitions

How Good is She?

  • 2004-2010 Performing dance routines on stage at the Riverside Theatre since I was two years old.
  • 2008- Playing the lead role in a film called ‘Mr Rabbit’. I played the character ‘Flora’ who was bullied often and who found comfort in her imaginary character Mr Rabbit.
  • 2010- Performed at ‘The Sounds of Light’ concert with Zain Bhikhas Band at eight years old.
  • 2012- 1st place in the ‘Muslim Talent Competition’
  • 2013-1st place in the international writing competition ‘Sydney Youth Writing Competition’ with over 3000 entries! My story was published in the book ‘Fly Light Creek’
  • 2013-2014 Performed at ‘World Hijab Day’
  • 2015-1st place as ‘Most Inspirational Young Star’ in the ‘Youth Talent Smash’
  • 2015- Finalist in the TV Channels ABC3 RAWR competition.

You can support her here 


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