Raven Wilkinson, 83, Is Dead; Black Ballerina Braved Segregated South | The New York Times Raven Wilkinson, one of the first African-American dancers to perform with a major ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 83.

Raven Wilkinson, one of the first African-American dancers to perform with a major ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 83.

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Misty Copeland Becomes a Face of Estée Lauder, and Ballet Takes Note | The New York Times Supermodels and actresses have generally been the ones to land high-profile, lucrative modeling contracts to promote major cosmetics companies. Enter the ballerina.

Supermodels and actresses have generally been the ones to land high-profile, lucrative modeling contracts to promote major cosmetics companies. Enter the ballerina.

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