Hazel Spence (Hazel Lorraine Spence Hewitt)
American Negro Ballet
She later moved to Middletown, Connecticut and remained there until her death in 2016. In addition to her career in dance, Spence’s hobbies included travel and gardening, and she was an active member of her local church and Salvation Army.
Spence was great aunt to Alexandra Terry, former member of Ballet West II.
Hazel Spence, Playbill
Which was the First?—a historical essay on the first Black Dance Company in the USA
Dancers of the American Negro Ballet Company rehearse a few days before the premiere at the Lafayette Theatre in Harlem: Hazel Spence and Alfred Bledger. (photo)
Hazel Lorraine Spence Hewitt, Tribute Archive