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Plus-size ballerina Lizzy Howell fights stereotypes with dance. The 15-year-old from Milford, Delaware has been dancing for 10 years, and became an inspiration for thousands when a clip of her nailing a series of fouetté turns went viral on the internet. Besides ballet, Lizzy also practices jazz and tap dancing. She trains 4 days per week and proves that dedication beats everything. On top of that, dancing helps Howell manage anxiety from her pseudotumor cerebri (a condition that causes excess fluid around the brain). She also has become an ambassador for Dancing for You, a disability awareness campaign.

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Meet 15-Year-Old Ballerina Lizzy Who Challenges Body Stereotypes In Dance

Plus-size ballerina Lizzy Howell fights stereotypes with dance. The 15-year-old from Milford, Delaware has been dancing for 10 years, and became an inspiration for thousands when a clip of her nailing a series of fouetté turns went viral on the internet. Besides ballet, Lizzy also practices jazz and tap dancing. She trains 4 days per week and proves that dedication beats everything. On top of that, dancing helps Howell manage anxiety from her pseudotumor cerebri (a condition that causes excess fluid around the brain). She also has become an ambassador for Dancing for You, a disability awareness campaign.