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Boston Marathon bombing survivor dances again

Vancouver (AP) -- A professional dancer has taken the stage for the first time since losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year.

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 33, of Boston danced at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver Wednesday.

Haslet-Davis wore a white sparkling dress that showed off a new prosthetic leg as she twirled across the floor with a partner to a version of "Ring My Bells" by Enrique Iglesias.

MIT professor Hugh Herr started designing the bionic leg specifically for dancing after visiting Haslet-Davis in the hospital. Herr said he wanted Haslet-Davis to be able to get back to what she loved doing.

Haslet-Davis finished the performance with a huge smile on her face as she wiped a tear from her cheek.

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