15-Year-Old Plus Size Ballerina Is Inspiring Young Women and Breaking Stigmas!

She may not look like the typical ballerina, but her talent is amazing

15-Year-Old Lizzy Howell from Delaware became an overnight internet sensation after a video of her fouetté turns went viral.


Why did the video of a classic ballerina routine go viral?

Lizzy isn’t a tall, slender ballerina as is acceptable in the field.

She is plus size, and at first glance, it would be difficult for most people to belive that she is an incredible dancer, because whether we like it or not, we are conditioned to imagine dancers with a certain body types.

Yet Lizzy is breaking this stereotype, and her beautiful moves, passionate love for dance and inspiring display of confidence prove that dancing is a skill and passion for all body types.

She has been dancing for 10 years and also practices jazz and tap dancing.

Watch this Girly Warrior kick butt:

turning monday¿ #ballet#turn#balletdancer#dancer#foutte

A video posted by Lizzy 🤘🏼 (@lizzy.dances) on

Her video went viral, and thousands of women began thanking her for inspiring them and giving them confidence to follow their dreams.

There will always be haters, but the only person who can build you or break you is yourself.

What a talented, passionate, beautiful and confident young girl!

merry christmas from my leg to yours ❤️💚❤️

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