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Black Ballerina Makes History In Kansas City

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Black Ballerina Makes History In Kansas City

Written By NewsOne Staff

“I think that it will show young dancers of color that they can do anything,” sad Huell.

An African-American ballerina has broken a major barrier in the realm of dance. According to KSHBWhitney Huell made history by becoming the first Black ballerina to take on the lead role in the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker performance.

Huell will star as the sugar plum fairy, the news outlet writes. For the dancer, it’s all about representation. She hopes taking on the role will inspire other dancers to follow in her footsteps. “I think that it will show young dancers of color that they can do anything,” she said in a statement, according to the news...

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