Clementine Collinwood

Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre

Swingin' The Dream Playbill - Dec 1939
Swingin’ The Dream Playbill – Dec 1939.

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Clementine Collinwood (also known as Clemie Collinwood) was a member of the Negro Unit of Ballet Theatre. She was a part of the original cast of Agnes de Mille’s Black Ritual (1940). Collinwood was also a part of the original Broadway cast of Swingin’ the Dream, which premiered November 29, 1939. 

*Note that some sources list Collinwood’s first name as “Clementina.”








Black Ritual (Obeah), American Ballet Theatre
Clemie Collinwood, Playbill
Maher, Erin K. “Ballet, Race, and Agnes de Mille’s Black Ritual.” The Musical Quarterly, vol. 97, no. 3, Fall 2014, pp. 390-428.

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