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    Raven Wilkinson’s birth in 1935 is celebrated on this date. She is an African-American ballet dancer (semi-retired) and actress.

    Misty Copeland, First African American female soloist for the American Ballet in NYC

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    Misty Copeland - the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre.

    © Henry Leutwyler. Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre

    Paloma Herrera - American Ballet Theatre. Photo by Joe McNally.

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    "Firebird" choreographed by Eugene Von Grona (1908-2000), who founded the American Negro Ballet Company. The performance debuted in Harlem, 1937.

    Misty Copeland made history in 2007 by becoming the third African American female soloist and the first in two decades at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.

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    RAVEN WILKINSON was the first African American woman ever hired by a major ballet company.

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

    National Ballet of Canada.

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