Life After Dance

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Virginia Johnson is the artistic director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Former professional ballet dancers Wendy Whelan and Virginia Johnson join us to discuss life after a career in dance. Whelan, who had a 30-year career with the New York City Ballet (NYCB), is the inaugural Lida Orzeck Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Barnard. Now artistic director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Johnson was a founding member and principal dancer with the company for more than 20 years. They are part of a panel discussion at Barnard College called, “The Next Stage: Ballerinas Find New Careers.”

“The Next Stage: Ballerinas Find New Careers” will be held April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Julius S. Held Lecture Hall (304 Barnard Hall).