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For the Better: Jerimy Rivera

We meet a young dancer who wants to change the world through ballet.

When we think about ballet, it tends to evoke the image of a very competitive, exclusive, and strict world. It’s a hard stereotype to shake off knowing that some teachers, directors, and choreographers are still famously known for pushing dancers to the extreme, shaming their bodies, and silently encouraging unhealthy rivalry.

In this episode of For the Better we meet Jerimy Rivera, a 24-year-old dancer who wants combine dance and his life experience to create a more inclusive space for ballet.