Coleman Hill

American Negro Ballet

From left to right: Harry Young, Coleman Hill, and Alfred Bledger.

Coleman Hill was a member of the American Negro Ballet. Hill, along with the rest of the company, performed in the company’s debut in 1937 and with the New York Negro Symphony Orchestra in 1939. His fellow company members included Lavinia Williams, Alfred Bledger, and Edith Ross

Hill appeared as a member of Van Grona’s Swing Ballet in Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1939, which opened February 11, 1939.


Coleman Hill, Playbill
Which was the First?—a historical essay on the first Black Dance Company in the USA

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