When Vitoria Bueno’s mother first dropped her off at ballet class, she worried about her five-year-old fitting in. Born without arms, Bueno’s dream of being a dancer seemed painfully unrealistic – especially in a small town in rural Brazil, where her disability made her a social curiosity. Now a regular at the ballet academy in her hometown in the state of Minas Gerais, Bueno’s talent has made her a social media star and an inspiration to many. The dancer said, “For me, arms, they’re just a detail. I follow with my eyes, as if they were there.” Bueno went on to say, “We are more than our disabilities, so we have to chase our dreams.”

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