Arthur Mitchell (published 1986)

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Mitchell discusses a grant received from the Greater London Council to fund a year's training for five black English students at his New York school. The conversation extends into Mitchell's larger approach to ballet training, touching upon issues of gender, class, race and age.

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Arthur Mitchell was born in 1934. He is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer, best known as the first African-American to gain prominence as a classical ballet dancer and the founder and artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem.

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“Arthur Mitchell (published 1986),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed May 29, 2017, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/89.