6 Black Choreographers

Last week, we looked at some amazing black dancers and their impact on the dance world. This week, we’re looking at some famous black choreographers who contributed to what dance looks like today.

  1. Alvin Ailey

He founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

  1. Camille A. Brown

She is the Artistic Director of Camille A. Brown and Dancers and her choreography can be seen on Broadway.

  1. Frankie Manning

He is one of the founders of the Lindy Hop.

  1. Gregory Hines

Not only a well-known actor, this man was also an amazing tap dancer.

  1. Cleo Parker Robinson

She is the founder of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.

  1. Donald McKayle

He was one of the first black men to end the racial barrier in modern dance.

So, did you learn anything new? What other black choreographers have inspired you? And make sure to follow our social media @more_than_dancers for more dance content!

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By: AJ (Intern)

Feb 24, 2023

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