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Dancers with Disabilities Fight for Acceptance

Dancers with Disabilities Continue to Fight for Acceptance is the title of an article published last week which depicts the story of a wheelchair bound dance troupe struggling to continue their practice. Kitty Lunn and Alice Sheppard started their very own dance company, Dance/NYC to help fill a void of disabled dance companies. Lunn, classically trained in ballet, was a professional dancer before a spinal cord injury left her wheelchair bound in 1987. Both Lin and Sheppard advocate for disability rights extending beyond wheelchair accommodation and crutches.