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VIDEO: BLACK WOMEN IN CLASSICAL BALLET W/ MISTY COPELAND

We sat down with legends and luminaries in the field of classical ballet: Virginia Johnson, who is also Dance Theatre of Harlem's Founding Principal Dancer; Raven Wilkinson, legendary ballerina formerly of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and character actress for the New York Metropolitan Opera; Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre Soloist; and Ashley Murphy, Dance Theatre of Harlem Company Ballerina. WATCH NOW!

They shared individual stories that reveal universal narratives about the intersecting and contradictory artistic, aesthetic and cultural elements that continue to shape the world of ballet. 

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