New York Negro Ballet (ca. 1959)
He also performed in the 1961 Broadway production Kwamina as a Policeman and dancer. The show featured other well-known dancers such as Louis Johnson, Doris de Mendez, Charles Moore, and Glory Van Scott. That same year, Platts appeared as a Jubilee Dancer in an off-Broadway production of Show Boat (also alongside Glory Van Scott as well as fellow New York Negro Ballet dancer Bernard Johnson).
Marion Cuyjet: Black Ballet Pioneer
Ronald Platts, Playbill
The Week’s Best Photos, Jet Magazine, September 3, 1959
Converging Movements: Modern Dance and Jewish Culture at the 92nd Street Y, by Naomi M. Jackson
Ronald Platts, Jacob’s Pillow Archive