Edith Ross

Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre

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Edith Ross was a member of the Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre. She was a part of the original casts of Agnes de Mille’s Black Ritual and the Broadway shows Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1939, Carmen Jones (1943), and Cabin in the Sky (1940), which was staged and choreographed by George Balanchine. 

Sources:

Black Ritual (Obeah), American Ballet Theatre
Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J. Oja
Edith Ross, Playbill

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