What to Watch This Weekend: Michaela DePrince on NBC

We can't get enough of Dutch National Ballet soloist Michaela DePrince. Her inspiring journey from an orphanage in war-torn Sierra Leone to the international stage has garnered her attention from outside the ballet world, too. DePrince recently starred in a Beyoncé music video, was named a Jockey spokesmodel, and up next, she'll appear on a special segment of NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly."

NBC news correspondent Kate Snow sat down with DePrince in an emotional interview, which airs this Sunday, July 16 at 7pm ET. Discussing everything from her heartbreaking childhood to the moment she came across a cover of Dance Magazine and decided her future, the special also features exclusive rehearsal footage and clips of DePrince performing with DNB that you don't want to miss! Click below for a preview.

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Congratulations to this year's graduating seniors!

You might not have had the chance to take that long planned-for final bow, but we're here to cheer you on and celebrate all that you've accomplished. And we've brought together stars from across the ballet world to help us; check out the video to hear their best wishes for your futures.

To further fête all of the ballet grads out there, we're also giving away 100 free subscriptions to Pointe... plus, one lucky bunhead will receive a personalized message from one of ballet's biggest stars. Click here to enter!


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