Tag: black ballet dancers

The Misty Effect: India Bradley, Apprentice, New York City Ballet

Dance runs in India Bradley’s family: Her mother is a dance teacher and a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Unsurprisingly, Bradley ended up in dance classes at a young age, studying a little bit of everything but falling hardest for ballet. After training at Dance Theatre of Harlem and the School of […]

The Misty Effect: Miranda Silveira, Corps de Ballet, San Francisco Ballet

There’s a serenity and ease to every one of Miranda Silveira’s movements. Even in a lightning-fast classical variation, her port de bras is effortlessly liquid. Growing up in Barcelona, Spain, Silveira excelled at everything from hip hop to tap to contemporary. She moved to Madrid at 14 to start getting serious about ballet at the […]

The Misty Effect: Amanda Morgan, Corps de Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet

With her endless limbs and regal bearing, Amanda Morgan is an arresting presence onstage. Born in Tacoma, WA, Morgan studied at Dance Theatre Northwest and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and attended summer courses at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Boston Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet. In 2016, Morgan was offered an apprenticeship with […]

The Misty Effect: Rachael Parini, BalletMet

In 2011, after dancing with American Repertory Ballet and Nashville Ballet, Rachael Parini had decided to retire her ballet shoes. At that point, she was a sophomore at Florida State University, planning to major in political science and international affairs and to work for the State Department when she graduated. But then another black ballerina […]