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Carmen De Lavallade

Tavis Smiley: Dance Legend Carmen de Lavallade on Opportunity for Black Ballerinas Then vs. Now

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.16.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

A fixture in the dance and theater world for over six decades, de Lavallade helped pave the way for current stars like Misty Copeland and Michaela DePrince. In the clip below, I ask whether she carries any sentiments of resentment about the lack of opportunity for black dancers when she came up as opposed to today.

We're Obsessed With This 83-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices

Carmen De Lavallade is living proof that beauty, grace, health, and general badass-ness can be a reality at 83-years-old. The dancer and choreographer...

The Inspirational Barbara Cook

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

It is so clear that every day artists inspire children and adults. It is why arts education is so important to me. It is why I believe it is critical to make the arts accessible to every child.

What Smart People Wear

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Watching to see what chic people wear is fascinating. One mightn't think it has anything whatsoever to do with styles from the past, but of course, i...