Michaelyn Jackson

New York Negro Ballet

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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.

Sources:

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

See also:

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

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