Joan Myers Brown *she made history as one of the first black dancers in a white company*

Joan Myers Brown *she made history as one of the first black dancers in a white company*

This picture is amazing for several reasons: She is plus sized. She is a ballerina. She is a ballerina who can do en pointe. She is far from the standard image of what a ballerina "looks" like.

This picture is amazing for several reasons: She is plus sized. She is a ballerina. She is a ballerina who can do en pointe. She is far from the standard image of what a ballerina "looks" like.

fatcandance.tumblr.com  Fat Can Dance - I wish I was able to go en pointe. Beautiful dancers come in all sizes!

fatcandance.tumblr.com Fat Can Dance - I wish I was able to go en pointe. Beautiful dancers come in all sizes!

NYC Dance Project was created by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, who live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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