Souleo: Ballet Star Misty Copeland Filming New Doc, “A Ballerina’s Tale”

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty CopelandWhile the atmosphere was festive at last week’s Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opening night gala benefit at New York City Center, there were some who had serious issues on their minds including ballerina and Harlem resident, Misty Copeland. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: How Much Has The Arts Changed For Minority Performers?

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend the New York City Ballet production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker Live From Lincoln Center appeared on public television. The George Balanchine version was brilliantly danced, and the spectacle was complete with a flying sleigh and colorful sets and costumes. The only color missing from the entire production was Black. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dancer Michelle Fleet

By Walter Rutledge

Some people have the good fortune to know early in life what they aspired to become. I imagine a baby eagle instinctively understands that one day it will soar above the clouds. Dancer Michelle Fleet has been one of these fortunate individuals. As a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company she is soaring literally by leaps and bounds. Continue Reading →