Dorothy Williams

Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre

Williams with Muriel Cook, Maudelle Bass, and Lawaune Kennard.

Dorothy Williams was a member of the Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre. She was a part of the original cast of Agnes de Mille’s Black Ritual. Williams also performed in the original Broadway productions of Carmen Jones (1943); Run, Little Chillun (1943); Shuffle Along (1932); and Blackbirds of 1928.

"Black Ritual" Ballet by Agnes de Mille for the Ballet Theatre.
Williams with Maudelle Bass and Muriel Cook for Black Ritual. Photo by Carl Van Vechten.

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