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The Journey of a Black Ballet Dancer

I want children to see more people who look like me at the theater

Photo courtesy of Alabama Ballet

I had always known I was different — I guess I never knew how different. But walking into a dance studio made it clear to me.

Today, I am a professional ballet dancer, originally from Birmingham, Alabama. When I was two days old, a progressive, creative, and…




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