Jarang sekali kita mendengar atau mungkin tidak pernah mengenai ballerina hijabi bukan? Kenali Stephanie Kurlow, 18, yang merupakan ballerina berhijab pertama di dunia. Dia merupakan gadis kacukan Australia-Russia yang telah memeluk Islam bersama keluarganya pada tahun 2010 ketika dia berusia 9 tahun.

Stephanie yang merupakan seorang penari mendapat inspirasi daripada Zahra Lari, peluncur ais pertama yang berhijab. Pada mulanya, dia tidak dapat membayangkan melibatkan dalam dunia ballerina ini ketika memakai hijab.

“Saya fikir dia boleh melakukannya, kenapa tidak saya? Ballet ini sudah ada dalam jiwa saya dan saya rasa berhubung dengannya,” jelas Stephanie.

Di sini Hijabista senaraikan 7 fakta menarik mengenai Stephanie.

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  1. Dia mula menari sejak usianya 2 tahun lagi

2. Disebabkan dia selalu ditolak daripada menyertai kelas ballet, ibunya membuka pusat latihan ballet khas untuknya berlatih bagi mengubati kekecewaannya

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a reflection ❥ this year has been the most magical and extraordinary year I have ever lived but it has also been the hardest and the most challenging. I was so terrified and excited last new year’s eve for what 2018 was to bring and I must say it has been a very special year. this year I flew by myself at 16 to the other side of the world and toured europe on my own for 5 weeks. it was magnificent. I became an ambassador for @gaynorminden hoping to inspire little muslim ballerinas around the world. I created a gorgeous dress with @tareseklemens I received a scholarship to the royal danish ballet summer school and grew so much in those 3 weeks as a dancer and a person. I am so grateful to have met so many many beautiful people there and made many life long friendships. those 5 weeks were the turning point of my life and I am so blessed to have been able to see a little part of this world and experienced new and glorious things. I lost a beautiful friend this year but I will think of you sara every single day and when I dance, I not only dance for me, I dance for you. this year has been a year of growth and was filled with inspiration. thank you all for all your heartwarming support and I hope that in the new year there will be magical things to come for us all ♡

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3. Stephanie pernah memenangi pertandingan menulis di peringkat antarabangsa ketika berusia 11 tahun

4. Pernah bersama dengan rancangan tv The Wiggles dan mengikuti siri jelajah mereka selama 5 minggu

5. Berazam untuk membuka studio ballet yang terbuka pada semua suatu hari nanti

6. Sudah bekerjasama dengan pelbagi jenama terkemuka seperti Converse, Gaynor Minden, and Tarese Klemens

7. Telah dianugerahkan biasiswa Game Changer daripada jenama fesyen sukan terkenal, Björn Borg

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always keeping me on my toes @gaynorminden ❥

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