Black ballerina / Shirley Road Productions
Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne and Raven Wilkinson faced racism in pursuit of careers in classical dance. Today, young dancers of color continue to face formidable challenges breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet, including body type. Moving back and forth in time, this lyrical, character driven film shows how far we still have to go and stimulates of fresh discussion about race, inclusion and opportunity across all sectors of American society.