Fresh Air Fund Partners With American Ballet Theatre To Bring The Joy Of Dance To Children In Harlem

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 →


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Five Of New York’s Most Celebrated Companies Join Forces As Part Of Restart Stages

Five of New York City’s most acclaimed dance companies—Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Continue Reading →


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Dance Theatre Of Harlem Founder Arthur Mitchell Pioneering Dancer Passes (Video)

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 →


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CCCA Presents “MADIBA: A Dance Workshop,” In Harlem

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The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) continues its 2016 – 2017 season with Jeremy McQueen and the Black Iris Project’s “MADIBA: A Dance Workshop,” a celebration of the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: The Greene Space Presents “The Breakthrough” With Misty Copeland

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty CopelandThis 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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