China (Melva) Murray White

 Dance Theatre of Harlem

  • Native Philadelphia trained at the Judimar school under the tutalge of Marion Cuyjet and Sydney King
  • First black dancer to receive a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Ballet School
  • China White is a former ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • owner and Artistic Director of Theatre Street Dance Academy, educator of the Pre-Professional Dance Program at Fort Hayes and an OSU Dance master’s alum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos:

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s China Melva Murray White (L) Yvonne Hall (r)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to articles, reviews etc:

Theatre Street Dance Academy website: http://theatrestreetdance.com

http://sk.sagepub.com/books/black-women-in-america/n16.xml

[http://www.ileife.org/ah/cuyjet.html]

Current Website: None

 

 

 

 

 

Reference info: https://dance.osu.edu/events/arthur-mitchell-speak-osu-dance

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