Delores Browne

 The New York Negro Ballet (1957)

Delores Browne is a native of Philadelphia and was a student of Marion Cyujet at the Judimar School. At 14, Browne was awarded a scholarship to further her ballet training. She later auditioned for the School of American Ballet and became one of six Black students in the school. Her dream was to eventually join the ranks of the New York City Ballet. But after a year, she left the school, tired from the strain of working to support her craft. She was a member of the New York Negro Ballet in 1957.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also:

And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet, MOBBallet
Where Are All the Black Swans?, The New York Times
Ballet dancers John Jones and Delores Brown performing at Lincoln Center, New York, ca. 1950s, The New York Public Library

Video links:

Blacks in Ballet, Youtube

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