Breaking Barriers in Ballet: Misty Copeland Set to Receive Trailblazer Award | Black Press USA

Lauren Poteat, Black Press USA Photograph of author, entertainer, and American ballet dancer Misty Copeland photographed for Time on February 24th, 2015 at the American Ballet Theater in New York. Sebastian Kim for TIME. Featured Image NNPA NEWSWIRE — Determined to shatter the glass ceiling of the ballet world, on Sep. 11, the Congressional Black […]

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How Alicia Graf Mack became Juilliard’s first black director of dance | The Undefeated

William C. Rhoden, The Undefeated Alicia Graf Mack knew since she could utter her name that she was born to become a ballerina. But as her dreams came within reach, she faced obstacle after obstacle that made her consider walking away from dance for good. For Women’s History Month, The Undefeated highlights the life of […]

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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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