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Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1951). That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that accomplishment.

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I wish I had this. Sue Foell - Rehearsal Watching my daughter’s dance company rehearse for the Nutcracker ballet last year gave me plenty of material to paint from. This piece was during the “Snow” scene rehearsal – there were girls standing around and socializing and then there were girls who took this practice more seriously!

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Lauren Anderson inspiring a new generation of dancers. First African American ballerina to be a principal dancer in a major dance company (Houston Ballet).

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