"Stephanie Kurlow: Dancer, Actor and Model. The First Professional hijab wearing ballerina in the world Advocate for the empowerment of youth, women and those from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds. Age: 15 Stephanie Kurlow is based in Sydney, Australia and has been performing since the age of two. Stephanie’s areas of work include dancing, singing, acting, poetry, writing, art and modeling. She dreams of becoming the first hijab-wearing professional ballerina. Her passion for ballet and inspiration has gained a lot of attention from the world. Despite criticism, Stephanie advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds. Stephanie's story was featured in media powerhouses such as BBC, CNN, Teen Vogue, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Independent, SBS, Channel 10 ‘The Project’, SMH etc. Articles have appeared in many countries, including Australia, America, UK, Russia, India, Tunisia, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sweden, Belgium and France. Most recently, she won a competition hosted by SBS and Foundation for Young Australians where she created her own short film, which was broadcast on TV. She has been taking the Internet by storm and has received a tremendous amount of criticism along with phenomenal support. Some of her videos have received more than 6.8 million views and currently, she has more than 30K followers on social media. Despite all the hype, Stephanie remains a focused and grounded individual, achieving exemplary results in her ballet school. Marrying raw talent with her chosen passion of ballet, there is so much more potential yet to be re alised.