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Fashion Culture: Pioneering African American Ballerinas

February 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

brown evening gown
Balmain, brown and beige net evening gown, circa 1956. The Museum at FIT, 84.125.5. Gift of Mrs. F. Leval.

Join four pioneering African American ballerinas as they discuss their groundbreaking careers and their paths to national and international stardom.The panel includes: Virginia Johnson, prima ballerina and current director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH); Lydia Abarca, first prima ballerina of DTH; Debra Austin, first ever African American ballerina with New York City Ballet (NYCB) and principal ballerina with the Pennsylvania Ballet; and Aesha Ash, former ballerina with NYCB.

All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected].

This event is free and open to the public. 

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Date:
February 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Organizer

The Museum at FIT
Phone:
212 217.4585
Email:
museuminfo@fitnyc.edu
Website:
fitnyc.edu/museum