Where Are All the Ballet Dancers of Color?

Victoria Dembroski
November 17th, 2017
Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), founded by ballerina Theresa Ruth Howard, is a nonprofit organization that “preserves the contributions and stories of black artists in the field of ballet” through oral histories. With panels, workshops, and authentic dialogues, this network aims to support future generations as well as provide inspiring and accessible content.
African American Ballet Artists Discuss The Legacy Of Black Philadelphians In Ballet
University City Review
Tim Legnani
November 1st, 2017
The organization, Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), hosted a viewing and discussion panel at The Painted Bride Arts Center in Old City on Saturday, Oct. 28, on the subject of MoBBallet’s most recent video series, “And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet.”


Dance Informa
October 19th, 2017
Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), a groundbreaking legacy project documenting and transforming conversations around black ballet artists, heralds the completion of its inaugural video installation “And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet.” Highlighting Joan Myers Brown, Delores Brown and Judith Jamison, three Black Philadelphian dancers who were classically trained, the video installation will be released on MoBBallet’s website October 22, 2017.

Dance News: Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet) To Release “And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet” This SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

The Dance Enthusiast
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Uptown Magazine
Bageot Dia
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Dancer and Educator Theres Ruth Howard Launches MOBBALLET: A Digital Archive Preserving the Legacy of Black Ballet
LuckyGirl Media
February 21, 2017

Theresa Ruth Howard launches online MoBBallet project
Dance Informa
Feature Articles
February 26th, 2017

This Digital Platform Is Highlighting The Forgotten History Of Black Ballet
Huffington Post
Taryn Finley
February 27th, 2017

TDE Asks MoBBallet Founder Theresa Ruth Howard on the History of Black Ballet Dancers  
Dance Enthusiast
Stacey Menchel Kussell
February 28th, 2017

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