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‘Being different is okay … Dance has made me become the best version of myself.’

Mukeni Nel begun dancing aged 6 in Winchester and has since toured internationally.

This video is part of The Shimmering Extraordinary, a mini-series of six new short dance films, created by Emmy-Award nominated director Fx Goby.

Commissioned as part of our Safe to Be Me™ Festival 2021, a digital festival of dance that celebrates diversity, the films are inspired by the programme’s themes of acceptance, identity, and respect.

Safe to Be Me™ and Safe to Be Me™ Festival are proudly sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments.