Dorothey Jimenez

New York Negro Ballet

Dorothey Jimenez aboard the SS Flandre, en route with New York Negro Ballet to Europe, August 1957.

Dorothey Jimenez studied under Marion Cuyjet at the Judimar School. In 1957, Jimenez joined Ward Fleming’s New York Negro Ballet. She performed alongside Anthony Bassae, Elizabeth Ann Thompson, Delores Browne, and Cleo Quitman. Jimenez joined the company on their tour throughout the UK: to New Castle, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, and Cardiff.

*Jimenez’s first name is sometimes spelled “Dorothy.”


Dancing Many Drums: Excavations In African American Dance, Thomas F. Defrantz

See also:

1957: Ward Fleming founds Ballet Americana/New York Negro Ballet

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