Leandré Vaughnic Mary Kibido, affectionately known as Lallie, hails from Pretoria and has always identified herself as a dancer. Born with Albinism, she embraced her passion for dance from a tender age of 5 and has since explored various dance styles, including hip hop, Latin American Ballroom, Spanish dance, and Ballet.
However, life presented Lallie with challenges, and there came a period when she stopped moving her body, temporarily losing her connection with her beloved art form. Despite the difficulties, she found her way back to dancing, rediscovering her connection with every beat and rhythm coursing through her entire body. This resilience and determination led her to reclaim her identity as a dancer, fully immersing herself in the world of movement and expression.
Lallie is continuously honing her skills and aspiring to professionalize her passion for dancing. She sees dance not only as an art form but also as a means of self-expression and empowerment. Through her performances, Lallie conveys her unique voice and perspective, transcending any limitations her condition might present.
Her favorite quote, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,” by Winston Churchill, resonates deeply with her. Lallie believes that even when life knocks you down, it is the courage to rise again, to stand more firm, that ultimately defines one’s journey to success.