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Virginia Johnson

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I was honored to photograph, Virginia Johnson, the artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem. Virginia has served as a role model for young black dancers and has exemplified American classical dancing. Over her years of performing, Virginia had the opportunity to perform for U.S. presidents Carter and Reagan.

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Thank You PDN


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Pretty cool seeing a snapshot from my Dance Theatre of Harlem series on the PDN Promos We Kept site. Thank you thank you.

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PDN Photo Annual 2015

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I’m thrilled and honored to be one of the winners of the PDN Photo Annual 2015 in the self-promotion category. The four winning images are from a series I created of ballet dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem. I chose the Dance Theatre of Harlem for this series after hearing a story on NPR. It was about the few numbers of mulitcultural ballet dancers in the US. I look forward to seeing more ballet dancers of different ethnicities continuing to succeed. As Virginia Johnson, the artistic director of DTH said so well, “Ballet is not for the faint of heart. It is about aiming for and maintaining the highest standards. Excellence is a human capacity unrestricted by ethnicity.” To see the winning images click here.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem – Part Deux

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“Ballet is not for the faint of heart. It is about aiming for and maintaining the highest standards. Excellence is a human capacity unrestricted by ethnicity.” – Virginia Johnson, the artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, which has been carrying the torch for racial inclusion for 45 years.

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DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM

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Working with the dance company of Dance Theatre of Harlem was an inspiring project. My goal was to show the passion, drive, and dedication it takes to reach their level of excellence. Dance Theatre of Harlem has been the leading ballet company of African-American and other racial diverse artists who perform the most demanding repertory at the highest level of quality for 45 years.

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