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Misty Copeland, the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)

This is an utterly amazing display of strength, agility, balance, and above all, beauty by these members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company. Image via Afrikan Knowledge: Beyond The Book Club.

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From the perfect authority of his stance, I am guessing this is a member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, because so few male dancers have the strength and technical wherewithal to dance en pointe (see link). Anybody know more? *maybe* Duane Gosa? Boysie Dikobe??

James Whiteside, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre

Breathtaking. Art. Grace. Any other words come to mind? True athletes

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Courtney Henry in Writing Ground. LINES Ballet. © RJ Muna, 2013. Writing Ground was commissioned by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Artistic Director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, in 2010, the year in which the ballet had its world premiere in Monaco. Alonzo King drew his inspiration for the work from the writings of Colum McCann, Irish-born American author of international acclaim.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Briana Reed. Photo by Andrew Eccles

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