Janet Collins. First Black PrimaBallerina Janet Collins (March 7, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana – May 28, 2003 in Fort Worth, Texas) was a ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She performed on Broadway, in films, and appeared frequently on television. After moving to Los Angeles at the age of 4, Collins, received her first dance training at a Catholic community center. Collins studied primarily with Carmelita Maracci, Lester Horton, and Adolph Bolm, who were a few ballet teachers...

Janet Collins. First Black PrimaBallerina Janet Collins (March 7, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana – May 28, 2003 in Fort Worth, Texas) was a ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She performed on Broadway, in films, and appeared frequently on television. After moving to Los Angeles at the age of 4, Collins, received her first dance training at a Catholic community center. Collins studied primarily with Carmelita Maracci, Lester Horton, and Adolph Bolm, who were a few ballet teachers...

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!

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!

This is beautiful. You rarely see African-American ballerinas, especially ones my age. I would love for my future daughter to continue ballet past her balletschool

This is beautiful. You rarely see African-American ballerinas, especially ones my age. I would love for my future daughter to continue ballet past her balletschool

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.

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.

vintage photo foto half naked black dancers cabaret Sans Souci Habana Cuba 1955

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vintage photo foto half naked black dancers cabaret Sans Souci Habana Cuba 1955

It’s Official: Misty Copeland Becomes 1st Black Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

It’s Official: Misty Copeland Becomes 1st Black Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

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