Black Women Power: Janet Collins



Janet Collins (1917-2003): dancer, choreographer, painter. “As a prima ballerina in 1951, she became the first Black artist to perform on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Starring in the 1951 production of Cole Porter’s Out of This World, Collins won the Donaldson Award, signifying the best dancer on Broadway.” Reference: Black Women in America An Historical Encyclopedia Vol 1&2, edited by Darlene Clark Hine ©1993, Carlson Publishing Inc., Brooklyn, NY


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