Coconuts TV: Jessa Balote dancing out of the dump in Tondo

Welcome to our new Coconuts TV YouTube channel. Here we’ll be sharing short videos from across the Coconuts network of city websites, which now includes Coconuts Bangkok and Coconuts Manila.

In our first video from Manila we take a look at Jessa Balote, a young ballerina from one of the poorest areas of Manila: the Tondo slums.

Jessa has been able to support her family financially with her ballet work and dreams of one day becoming a teacher. Watch on!

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