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Stephanie Kurlow

Ballerina, Australia

Stephanie Kurlow is an Australian dancer and ballet student often credited as being the world’s first Hijabi Ballerina. Kurlow began taking ballet at 2 years old and was inspired by Zahra Lari, the first hijabi ice skater to become professional ballerina as a Muslim woman. Now, she’s determined to do so. Kurlow has caught the attention of Swedish fashion brand Björn Borg, which awarded her the Game Changer Scholarship. She has also received a grant to attend the Royal Danish Ballet’s summer intensive and has been deeply involved with Remove Hate From The Debate, a campaign that assists youth in identifying and tackling online hate speech.