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Michaela DePrince at her 2014 TEDx Amsterdam talk. Still via YouTube.

Earlier this month we learned that former comp star and current UC Berkeley student Miko Fogarty will be giving a TEDx talk in March about her path from ballet to college. This news got us thinking about some of our favorite ballet TED talks from years past. Check out our top eight now!

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When someone tells you dance class isn't as important as say, algebra class, there's now solid evidence to prove he or she wrong. Sir Ken Robinson, an advisor on education in the arts to government, recently made a case on Ted.com that dance education should be treated as equal, if not more important, due to the physical benefits, as other subjects in school.

He made it clear that he wasn't arguing against the importance of mathematics, but rather "the equal importance of dance with the other arts, languages, mathematics, sciences and the humanities in the general education of every child."

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