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Black Ballerinas

LOOK: These Black Ballerinas Are On 'Pointe'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

These women are the definition of fierce. The electric Misty Copeland is joined by fellow professional ballerinas Ashley Murphy and Ebony Williams...

Julee Wilson

Proof That 'Brown Girls Do Ballet' Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices

Every little girl wants to be a ballerina at some point in their life, right? Well, I was definitely one of them. My love for the elegant dance form w...

WATCH: Misty Copeland Teams Up With Coach

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

We love a good collaboration -- so when we discovered that professional ballerina Misty Copeland and Coach had teamed up, we just had to share. No...

Initiative Launches To Develop More Black Ballerinas

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

Misty Copeland was discovered by a combination of luck, talent and being in the right place at the right moment. One afternoon while at the Boys a...

PHOTOS: Misty Copeland Stuns In Beautiful New Calendar

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

Need some fresh inspiration for getting in shape? Well, look no further. American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland has created a stunning 2013 ...

Do Black Dancers Have A Place In Ballet?

Virginia Johnson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Virginia Johnson

Economic factors forced the disbanding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company in 2004. Now, eight years later, reading the series of pieces about the dearth of black dancers that recently ran in the UK's Guardian newspaper, it is as if Dance Theatre of Harlem never existed.

Why Are There So Few Black Ballet Dancers?

Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts

Writing in the Guardian last week, Olivia Goldhill and Sarah Marsh noted the complete absence of black dancers at the Bolshoi Ballet. Out of the Engli...