Autistic ballerina is absolutely captivating in 'Coppélia' dance9/22/2012
Even if you're a ballet-lover who has already seen the world's finest dancers perform Swanhilde's masquerade in "Coppélia," this version may be the most unforgettable. Ballet classes have made Clara Bergs, a 10-year-old diagnosed with autism and DiGeorge syndrome, a devotee, but even her parents didn't realize that she'd managed to learn the "Coppélia" ballet and dance it from memory. Compare her moves to the ballerina in the inset video for accuracy, but if you really want to be enchanted, don't take your eyes off the little girl living out her dreams.
Which ballet should she tackle next?