Famous Black Ballet Dancers

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 1 Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince
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Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: January 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kenema, Sierra Leone

Michaela DePrince is a Sierra Leonean-American ballerina and writer. She is credited with co-authoring a book titled Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. Michaela DePrince achieved popularity in 2011 when she was featured in a documentary titled First Position, which follows her and other ballerinas as they prepare for the upcoming Youth America Grand Prix.

 2 Rochelle Aytes

Rochelle Aytes
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

Actress and model, Rochelle Aytes, gained international fame for her role in the  ABC drama series Mistresses. An alumnus of the State University of New York at Purchase College, she began her career soon after her graduation. After appearing in commercials for several popular brands, she made her acting debut. She has since acted in many films and TV shows.

 3 Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: January 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, United States
Died: December 1, 1989

 4 Langston Fishburne

Langston Fishburne
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Langston Fishburne is an American actor best known for portraying the younger version of Bill Foster in the 2018 superhero film Ant-Man and the Wasp; the older version of Bill Foster was played by his real-life father Laurence Fishburne. A multi-talented personality, Langston Fishburne also studied ballet in New York City.  

 5 Janet Collins

Janet Collins
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: March 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 28, 2003

 6 Judith Jamison

Judith Jamison
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: May 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 7 Albert Evans

Albert Evans
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: December 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: June 22, 2015
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