“Coming back to [dance] with a disability, a lot of people… see me probably as the wrong type of dancer doing ballet.”
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Despite being Wales’ first professional ballet dancer with a disability, Joe Powell-Main has faced some judgements.
The 23-year-old has returned to dance from injury and uses his wheelchair and crutches to perform.
He said it should be easier for others like him to enter the profession in future.
Joe, who is from Newtown in Powys, has danced since he was a child.
But while he was training at the Royal Ballet as a teenager he suffered a series of injuries, leaving him with long-term damage to his left leg.
The injuries left him depressed as dancing had been his world since he was a child.
After three years he wanted to start dancing again, but found it difficult to be accepted in the ballet world.