Valerie Black

Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre

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Valerie Black was a member of the Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre. Black was in the original 1940 cast of Agnes de Mille’s Black Ritual. She was also a part of the original Broadway casts of The Hot Mikado (1939), Big White Fog (1940), Carmen Jones (1943), Lysistrata (1946), and Our Lan’ (1947).


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

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