‘Everyone said I was crazy’: the black ballet pioneers
The Dance Theatre of Harlem was the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers.
It was founded by Arthur Mitchell in a converted garage in Harlem in 1969.
Virginia Johnson was one of the first dancers to join the company and is now its artistic director.
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