Cheri Mapa

Come Dance With Me

By Cheri Mapa

I was brought up to consider myself part of a privileged class. Born into a rich landed family, from the time I was small I was used to getting everybody’s respect. We were also brought up by our parents in Christian values.

All eight children always had what we wanted and were allowed to develop our talents. I myself studied classic ballet for 11 years. Ballet was my true passion — all my life. I would never have given it up for anything in the world. But when I met the Focolare Youth for a United World, my life opened up to new dimensions.