Muriel Cook

Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre

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

Muriel Cook 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 (1940). Cook performed in the original Broadway casts of Flying Colors (1932), Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1939, Swingin’ the Dream (1939), and Big White Fog (1940).









Cook with Maudelle Bass, Lawaune Kennard, and Dorothy Williams. Photo by Carl Van Vechten.

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