First Negro Classic Ballet
New York Negro Ballet
Roberta “Bobby” Rhinehart was a member of the First Negro Classic Ballet and later the New York Negro Ballet. Rhinehart’s repertoire with the company included Harlot’s House (1949) and Pagliacci, among others. The Los Angeles Evening Citizen News described Rhinehart’s “not inconsiderable comedy talents” in a February 1951 performance of Pagliacci.
Vaulted Ambitions: Stories From Where We Were to How We Got Here, Stage Raw
Joseph Rickard papers, Online Archive of California
Negro Ballet Group Lures Large Crowd, Los Angeles Evening Citizen News, Feb 26, 1951
1946: The First Negro Classic Ballet is Founded
1947: First Negro Classic Ballet Company debuts