How Brown Girls Do Ballet Creates a Safe Space for Black Ballerinas

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TaKiyah Wallace founded Brown Girls Do Ballet in 2012 to offer support and resources to young Ballerinas of color. When she discovered the glaring whiteness of ballet, her work began with a photo project to highlight the existence of diverse dancers. Soon after, she partnered with co-founder Brittani Marie to expand the scope of organization. Now Brown Girls Do Ballet is a safe space for girls who don't often see themselves in their art.

Watch our conversation with TaKiyah below.

Photo: TaKiyah Wallace/Some Sweet Photography


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