Throughout the Summer of 2021, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) held workshops at Fresh Air Summer Spaces in Sunset Park, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Harlem; Soundview and Mott Haven in the Bronx. Continue Reading →
Dance God, Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. Continue Reading →
This season, dance prodigy Misty Copeland broke not one, but two major cultural barriers: she became American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American female principal dancer less than a week after being the first black ballerina to star in ABT’s Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.
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