We all know of the young ballerina Miko Fogarty, star of First Position, the documentary about the Youth America Grand Prix. This film gave us insight into the competitive ballet circuit that she was such a prominent figure of for the majority of her childhood. From the age of nine until her acceptance into the Birmingham Royal Ballet in England at 17, Miko was one of the rising talents to watch as she consistently medaled for her performances on the stage.
And she still is someone to keep an eye on, although now as a UC Berkeley integrative biology student. In this TEDxBerkeley talk, Ms. Fogarty opens up about some of the challenging times in her youth, as well as the positive influences that ballet has had on who she is now as she embarks on a new chapter of her life studying medicine.
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