Harlemite Arthur Mitchell, The Black Man To Create A Classical Ballet Company

arthur-mitchellArthur Mitchell (born March 27, 1934) is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. 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 →