Jun 24 2017, 5:36 am ET

Teen From Mumbai Slum Dances Way to New York Ballet School

by Associated Press

MUMBAI, India The son of a welder from this city's slums had a dream few Indians dared to dream to dance with the New York City Ballet.

In a few months, that dream may be a little bit closer as 15-year-old Amiruddin Shah begins four years of training at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.

"I never thought I would become a ballet dancer," Shah said, though he knew from the age of 6 that he loved to move with music. "India is not on the ballet map, and I want to take India to an even higher level." ...