Arthur Mitchell (Dancer)

Arthur Mitchell (Dancer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur Mitchell is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Among other awards, he has been recognized as a MacArthur Fellow, inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Hall of Fame, and has received the United States National Medal of Arts and a Fletcher Foundation fellowship. Born in Harlem, New York, Mitchell was encouraged by a guidance counselor who saw his talent to apply to the selective High School of Performing Arts. He was accepted and decided to work toward making a life in classical ballet. When Arthur Mitchell graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City in the early 1950s, he won a dance award and a scholarship to study at the School of American Ballet, the school affiliated with the New York City Balletshow more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134949833
  • 9786134949835