Ballet students in Rio de Janeiro return to their homes in the Complexo de Alemão favela. Sebastian Gil Miranda has been photographing their classes since 2014.
The program "Na Ponta dos Pes," or "On Tiptoe," is run by a former rhythmic gymnast named Tuany Nascimento. She teaches them for free.
The ballet students practice on a basketball court.
Karla, 12, practices a ballet movement.
The program also provides young girls with a place of refuge.
"The little girls dancing there, it's incredible," Miranda said. "The first time I took pictures, I started to cry."
Miranda has photographed professional ballet companies around the world, and he knew immediately that there was something special about these dancers.