Black Celebration - 9, 10, 11 & 12 of 28

World renowned dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham (with Vanoye Aikens) in L'Ag'Ya, 1938

Coming on the heels of Natalie Portman and the success of Black Swan (which Max and I absolutely loved), I find it only fitting to showcase true Black swans!

Katherine Dunham, formed Ballet Nègres, the first black ballet company in the US

Janet Collins, the Metropolitan Opera's first African American prima ballerina

 Carmen De Lavallade, prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera

Mary Hinkson, first African American woman to dance with the New York City Ballet

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