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Christine Shevchenko: Prima Ballerina, Courageous Refugee

Christine Shevchenko, a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre, moved to Philadelphia at age 6 when her family had to flee Ukraine. Having trained as a gymnast and studied ballet, she enrolled in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Rock School and soon was dancing the children’s lead in The Nutcracker. Shevchenko joined the American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 2007, the corps de ballet in 2008, became a soloist in 2014 and a principal dancer in 2017. 

On World Refugee Day, we are proud to celebrate the courage of refugees like Christine. Honor her courage by taking action today at Rescue.org/Courage.