Stella Abrera

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Stella Abrera is a Filipina American ballet dancer. Abrera began dancing at the age of 5, and at the age of 17, she joined the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) as an apprentice. As a soloist, Abrera suffered a sciatic nerve injury that nearly ended her career in 2008. Abrera successfully recovered, and she was promoted to principal dancer in 2015, making her the first Filipina American to achieve the rank in ABT's history. After 24 years with ABT, Abrera retired in 2020, and she is now the artistic director of the dance cultural park Kaatsbaan, located in Tivoli, New York.

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