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Katherine Dunham was an American dancer, choreographer, songwriter, author, educator, and activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century and has been called the "Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance". #blackbeauty

KATHERINE DUNHAM (1909 – 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist.

Katherine Mary Dunham, dancer, choreographer, author, educator, & social activist, aka "Matriarch & Queen Mother of Black dance" & "dancer Katherine the Great". She had one of the most successful dance careers in American & European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company (the only self-supported American Black dance troupe at that time). She was an innovator in African-American modern dance, as well as a leader in the field of ethnochoreology (dance anthropology)…

Lauren Anderson (b Feb 19, 1965) American Ballet Dancer. Former Principal Dancer - Houston Ballet. In 1990, became First African American Ballerina Principal for Major Dance Company. Important Milestone in American Ballet.

Lauren Anderson inspiring a new generation of dancers. First African American ballerina to be a principal dancer in a major dance company (Houston Ballet).

Misty Copeland is an American ballerina, described by many as a prodigy who rose to ballet stardom despite not starting until the age of 13. She’s the third African-American ballerina and first in two decades with American Ballet Theatre.