Pioneering African American Ballerinas

Join four pioneering African American ballerinas as they discuss their groundbreaking careers and their paths to national and international stardom. The panel includes: Virginia Johnson, prima ballerina and current director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH); Lydia Abarca, first prima ballerina of DTH; Debra Austin, first ever African American ballerina with New York City Ballet (NYCB) and principal ballerina with the Pennsylvania Ballet; and Aesha Ash, former ballerina with NYCB.

Please note that attending is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

If you require accommodations due to a disability please contact [email protected] to discuss your needs. The request should be provided with enough time to reasonably setup the accommodation.











When: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Where: Museum at FIT
Seventh Ave. at 27th St.
212-217-4558
Price: Free
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Join four pioneering African American ballerinas as they discuss their groundbreaking careers and their paths to national and international stardom. The panel includes: Virginia Johnson, prima ballerina and current director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH); Lydia Abarca, first prima ballerina of DTH; Debra Austin, first ever African American ballerina with New York City Ballet (NYCB) and principal ballerina with the Pennsylvania Ballet; and Aesha Ash, former ballerina with NYCB.

Please note that attending is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

If you require accommodations due to a disability please contact [email protected] to discuss your needs. The request should be provided with enough time to reasonably setup the accommodation.

Buy tickets/get more info now