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.

    Thirty-three-year-old Adrianne Haslet-Davis of Boston danced at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday.

    Haslet-Davis wore a white sparkling short dress that showed off a new prosthetic leg as she twirled across the floor with a partner.

    The two danced to a shortened version of the song ``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 says he wanted her 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.   (Associated Press)