Today in Dance
Published in

Today in Dance

March 7: Today in Dance

Born Today: Janet Collins

Cousin of modern dancer Carmen de Lavallade (1931-), ballerina Janet Collins (1917–2003) also studied with modern dancer Lester Horton (1906–1953) and with ballet dancer Adolph Bolm (1884–1951) — two of a very few teachers who would accept black students. Collins was accepted to dance with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she refused to paint her skin lighter and declined to perform with the…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Dawn Davis Loring

Dawn Davis Loring

Dance writer and historian, teacher, and advocate. Book Dance Appreciation, published by Human Kinetics. Apple podcast - Today in Dance.