China (Melva) Murray White
Dance Theatre of Harlem
China (Melva) Murray White, a native Philadelphian, trained at the Judimar School under the tutelage of Marion Cuyjet and Sydney King. White became the first Black dancer to receive a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Ballet School. She was then a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem and later the 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.
Arthur Mitchell to Speak at OSU Dance, Ohio State University
Theatre Street Dance Academy
Black Women in Concert Dance: The Philadelphia Divas, Sage Books
Marion Cuyjet: Black Ballet Pioneer