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1: Carlos Acosta is one of the greatest living ballet dancers.
2: He was the first black principal dancer at Covent Garden in London.
3: He is famous around the world and in his home country of Cuba he is a national hero.
4: Carlos now travels the world but always sees Cuba as his home.
5: All his family are still there.
6: In Cuba he isn’t a foreigner.
7: He says that in Cuba a child learns to dance first and then to speak.
8: He talks about the heat and the sea, about dance and music and happiness.
9: Cuba is always going to be my home.
10: In my heart, that’s the only country…
11: …you know, and because that’s where all my relatives are, my memories, you know, and this is the only place I’m never going to be a foreigner.
12: You learn how to dance first, then you learn how to speak, you know, in Cuba.
13: It’s something that’s been passed on through generation to generation.
14: And it’s also, you know, the heat, and the tropic, and the sea and … it’s almost that’s what, er, it’s asking for, dance and music and happiness.
15: Carlos was born in Havana, the youngest of eleven children in a poor family.
16: He often missed school.
17: He was a champion break-dancer in the streets but didn’t want to be a professional dancer.
18: When he was nine, his father sent him to ballet school.
19: Carlos hated it.
20: He told his father he wanted to do something else.
21: So, I, I did tell him many times that I didn’t want to be … and that I wanted to do something else – football …
22: … you know – but he didn’t want to hear it.
23: So, I went and I … but thank God he didn’t want to hear it because thanks to that I’m here now.
24: At ballet school, Carlos wasn’t always a good student and didn’t want to be a dancer.
25: But, when he was thirteen, Carlos saw the Cuban National Ballet …
26: … and he loved it so much that he changed his mind about ballet.
27: He decided to work hard and three years later, at sixteen, he travelled to Europe for the first time.
28: That year he won four major dance competitions and became famous all over the world.
29: Now he is an international star and he dances in many countries, but he still goes home to Cuba several times a year to visit his family.
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