Arch and Point: Top African American Female Ballet Dancers

Influential ballerinas such as Raven Wilkinson, Lauren Anderson, Debbie Allen and Tai Jiminez paved the pointe-shoes way for future African American classically trained dancers like Misty Copeland. Organizations such as the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre provided minorities with an outlet to express their moves. Within this list, get lost in the pirouette and poise of ballerinas who continue their legacy.

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Photo Credit: Andrea Mohin