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  1. Sep 20, 2018 · Dancer broke barriers for African Americans in the 1950s in leading roles with the New York City Ballet Arthur Mitchell in 2004. In the late 1960s he started a dance school that grew to include ...

  2. Sep 27, 2018 · Arthur Mitchell, the internationally recognized dancer, artistic director, choreographer, educator and visionary, who made history in 1956 as the first Black member of the New York City Ballet and ...

  3. Feb 26, 2017 · Arthur Mitchell was an African American dancer, choreographer, and director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. From New York, Mitchell attended the High School for the Performing Arts in New York City and began performing in Broadway musicals and with the companies of Donald McKayle and John Butler. In 1956 Mitchell became the only Black dancer in ...

  4. Sep 19, 2018 · Mitchell, who described himself as the Jackie Robinson of the ballet world, was hired by choreographer George Balanchine in 1955 to perform with the New York City Ballet and won over audiences and ...

  5. Mar 04, 2020 · Arthur Mitchell (1934-2018) was an American ballet dancer, choreographer, and founder and director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. This collection contains materials related to his career as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, and his later professional work with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and others.

  6. Arthur Mitchell was born on March 27, 1934 in New York City. He grew up “just outside” of Sugar Hill in Harlem. When Mitchell was twelve years old, his father left the family. His father left behind Mitchell’s mother and four other siblings. Arthur was the oldest child and became co-head of the household.

  7. Full-length feature film directed by Dan Eriksen, released in 1967. Performed bythe New York City Ballet and students from the School of American Ballet, with Suzanne Farrell (Titania), Edward Villella (Oberon), Arthur Mitchell (Puck), Mimi Paul (Helena), and Patricia McBride (Hermia). Ivesiana (“In the Inn”).

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