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Ballet Diversity: Famous Black/Minority Dancers?

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I am (hopefully) about to start teaching dance to public school students in a primarily black city. I want to be able to educate the kids about dancers that they can relate to culturally. Who are your favorite black, Hispanic, and other minority dancers? I am especially looking for female black ballet dancers, as they are too often seemingly unrepresented in professional companies here in the US.

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Carloa Acosta is a Cuban,well known in the UK as he is a guest dancer with the Royal Ballet. His autobiography is really inspiring and interesting, especially the early chapters.


UK residents that are fans might be interested in this event

at the V and A


Carlos Acosta: In Conversation

Friday 10 June


Carlos Acosta has an extraordinary life story. Once an impoverished child in Cuba, he has become an internationally acclaimed dancer and, since 2003, Principal Guest Artist with The Royal Ballet. Listen as Acosta discusses his life and work in conversation with the Observer's Ruaridh Nicoll.




18, no concessions (includes wine reception with speaker)

Book online or call 020 7942 2211

Organised by V&A Membership

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