No Way Home - A Cuban Dancer's Story

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

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01A Bunch Of Stars2007121720161128 (BBC7)
20161129 (BBC7)

The great grandson of a plantation slave, Acosta grows up in a poor suburb of Havana.

A timid boy of humble origins, Carlos Acosta embarks on his journey.

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

1/5. A Bunch of Stars

1/5. A Bunch of Stars

The great grandson of a plantation slave, Acosta grows up in a poor suburb of Havana.

02The Prix De Lausanne2007121820161129 (BBC7)
20161130 (BBC7)

Forced by his father to attend ballet school, the lonely teenager initially falls into bad ways.

But he turns his life around through hard work, winning the world's most prestigious junior ballet competition.

Forced to ballet school, Carlos truants and steals, but hard work leads him to win big.

No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

2/5. The Prix de Lausanne

Forced by his father to attend ballet school, the lonely teenager initially falls into bad ways. But he turns his life around through hard work, winning the world's most prestigious junior ballet competition.

Forced by his father to attend ballet school, the lonely teenager initially falls into bad ways. But he turns his life around through hard work, winning the world's most prestigious junior ballet competition.

03A Fairytale Prince2007121920161130 (BBC7)
20161201 (BBC7)

At the age of 18, Carlos is invited to dance as a principal with the English National Ballet.

18-year-old Carlos is invited to dance as a principal with the English National Ballet.

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

3/5. A Fairytale Prince

3/5. A Fairytale Prince

At the age of 18, Carlos is invited to dance as a principal with the English National Ballet.

04Hardship In My Homeland2007122020161201 (BBC7)
20161202 (BBC7)

The break-up of the USSR wreaks havoc on the Cuban economy, but the rising star dazzles audiences around the world.

The Cuban economy suffers, but the rising star dazzles audiences around the world.

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

4/5. Hardship in My Homeland

4/5. Hardship in My Homeland

The break-up of the USSR wreaks havoc on the Cuban economy, but the rising star dazzles audiences around the world.

05 LASTThe World Will Be Mine2007122120071221 (BBC7)
20161202 (BBC7)
20161203 (BBC7)

Carlos represents Nureyev at the opening of the restored Royal Opera House and becomes the first black principal to dance at Covent Garden.

Carlos becomes the first black principal to dance at Covent Garden.

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

5/5. The World Will Be Mine

Carlos represents Nureyev at the opening of the restored Royal Opera House and becomes the first black principal to dance at Covent Garden.