1st Muslim Hijabi Ballerina In The World

Support Stephanie Kurlow in her initiative to inspire the world and your future generations.

Sydney, Australia Arts Education Causes

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Muslim Ballerina DreamsTo Inspire

Hi, I am Stephanie Kurlow, I am 14 yrs old and I have a dream. My dream is to inspire others through the creative expression of art

In this day and age, there is a lack of facilitation for youth who are disengaged or of a different religion or race. I plan on bringing the world together by becoming the very first Muslim Ballerina so that I can inspire so many other people to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams. My dream is to train in a Full-Time Ballet School catered to aspiring young girls who want to train 30-45 hours a week so they can become a professional ballerina.  I want to encourage everyone to join together no matter what faith, race or colour. To bring harmony and a world of acceptance for future generations. YOU can help me achieve this dream!


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Opening a Diverse Performing Arts Academy

I converted to the religion of Islam in 2010 and it brought so many positive aspects in my life, but I stopped performing because we thought there would be no way of myself becoming a professional ballerina as there were no facilitations or services targeted at Muslim girls. However, so many inspiring changes are happening to the world. Like one of the first female African-American ballerinas- Michaela De Prince and Misty Copeland, the first Hijabi Emirati lifter Amna Al Haddad and the first Hijabi news anchor on American television Noor Tagouri - that have motivated me to pursue my passion against the odds of the world. Through your investment in me, I will be able to receive my qualifications and diplomas so that I may open a performing arts school that caters to children and teenagers of different religions, races or backgrounds. This school will have special programs for specific religions, support groups for our youth and people who are from disconnected communities. I will provide for our future generations a chance to express and heal themselves and others through the magnificent art of performing and creativity.

I am asking for $10,000 for all education and utilities needed for my chosen career path to inspire the world. If 335 people gave only $30 we would have raised over $10 000 already! Please SHARE this post!

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Where will the funds go?

  • Private Ballet and Tutoring Tuition
  • Ballet Supplies (dance wear, dance shoes, dance essentials etc)
  • Ballet Competitions

By investing in me and my future, you are taking one more step to improving the world and helping me achieve every one of the goals I have listed. 


-- Performing at the 'Youth Talent Smash 2015'--

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My Achievements

I have here a small number of my experiences and talents over the years listed here to further your thought of donating to my campaign.

  • 2004-2010 Performing dance routines on stage at the Riverside Theatre since I was two years old.
  • 2008- Playing the lead role in a film called ‘Mr Rabbit’. I played the character ‘Flora’ who was bullied often and who found comfort in her imaginary character Mr Rabbit.
  • 2010- Performed at ‘The Sounds of Light’ concert with Zain Bhikhas Band at eight years old.
  • 2012- 1st place in the ‘Muslim Talent Competition’ 
  • 2013-1st place in the international writing competition ‘Sydney Youth Writing Competition’ with over 3000 entries! My story was published in the book ‘Fly Light Creek’

  • 2013-2014 Performed at 'World Hijab Day'
  • 2015-1st place as ‘Most Inspirational Young Star’ in the ‘Youth Talent Smash’
  • 2015- Finalist in the TV Channels ABC3 RAWR competition.


-- Finalist in the TV Channels ABC3 RAWR competition where my short film was broadcast on live television 

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Why Should You Help?

People of different faiths and races are now coming out every day with new talents, passions and careers and my passion for ballet is one more way to benefit the world. I believe I am here to inspire and motivate youth who feel isolated or disengaged due to labels and restrictions, to pursue their dreams no matter what. Please give from your heart as generously as you can, if we all come together you can make a change for the better, every donation counts! I will make a personal Dua (prayer) to everyone that donates.

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How Can You Help?

  • Choose any reward you like and you will receive special gifts/rewards for your kindness.
  • If you are interested in having me perform or speak at your event please contact me via Facebook
  • Contact me via Facebook if you would like to sponsor me and my venture.
  • SHARE this campaign on ANY social media to spread the word


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News Around The World!


$30 AUD

Facebook Thank you!


You will receive a special thank you on my Facebook!

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$50 AUD

Facebook Thank You and in 10 Groups


You will receive a special thank you on my Facebook and on 20 Facebook Groups!

14 claimed

$70 AUD

Facebook Thank you and in 20 Groups


You will receive a special thank you on my Facebook and in 20 Facebook Groups!

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$115 AUD

Handmade Personalised Thank You Card


You will receive a HANDMADE personalised thank you card!

12 claimed

$215 AUD

Handmade Personalised Thank You Card and Gift


You will receive a HANDMADE personalised thank you card and a choice of jewellery or an Australian souvenir!

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$315 AUD

A Special Poem Written By Me!


I will write a special poem of the topic of your choice!

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$520 AUD

Package of Gifts!


You will receive all of the above gifts for your generosity!

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$1000 AUD

Promotion of Organisation/Business on my Facebook


You will receive your own/chosen organisation/business to be promoted on my Facebook for your kindness!

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$1500 AUD

Promotion of Organisation/Business on my Facebook and 10 Groups


You will receive your own/chosen organisation/business to be promoted on my Facebook AND 10 Facebook groups for your kindness!

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$2000 AUD

Promotion of Organisation/Business on my Facebook and 20 Groups


You will receive your own/chosen organisation/business to be promoted on my Facebook AND 20 Facebook groups for your kindness!

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$3500 AUD

Promotion of Organisation/Business on my Facebook and 50 Groups


You will receive your own/chosen organisation/business to be promoted on my Facebook AND 50 Facebook groups for your kindness!

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$5500 AUD

ULTIMATE Gift Package!


You will receive ALL of the above gifts for your absolute generosity!

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