Michaelyn Jackson

New York Negro Ballet
Louis Johnson and Company (ca. 1958)

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Michaelyn Jackson studied at the the Jones-Haywood School and the School of American Ballet and was a member of New York Negro Ballet, though she did not follow the company on their UK tour. She attended SAB’s summer program alongside fellow dancer Louis Johnson. She later danced in his company in a 1958 performance at the 92nd Street Y.


Dancing Many Drums: Excavations In African American Dance, Thomas F. Defrantz
Before the Dance Theatre of Harlem: Delores Browne—Black Ballerina, Columbia University Libraries
A Conversation with Louis Johnson, Ballet Review
Ballet Class: An American History by Melissa R. Klapper, page 144
Louis Johnson and Company, The New York Times

See also:

Ward Flemying founds Ballet Americana/New York Negro Ballet, MoBBallet

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