Everything About Her Was Made To Be On The Sidelines. She Defied It.



If Misa Kuranaga really listened to what her DNA told her, it would have told her she was too petite to be a dancer.

It also would have said that her Japanese features were too flat to convey the emotion needed as a performer.


Luckily, she didn’t allow what she was born with to dictate her future.

Today, she is the first ever Asian to be appointed as principal ballerina at the prestigious Boston Ballet.


A vision of grace and a stellar example of defying the odds, watch this brief glimpse into Misa Kuranaga’s life and get inspired.

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