BY NDUTA WAWERU via https://face2faceafrica.com
Americans and people all over the world are mourning the death of Raven Wilkinson, who passed on on December 17, 2018.
Wilkinson, born on Nov 2, 1935, is credited as the first African American to dance for a major classical ballet company. Her venture into ballet started when she was just five years old.
“I was so little! My mother took me when I was about 5 to see the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. They did Coppélia, and I remember being so overwhelmed by the orchestra, the curtains, the lights, that I started crying. At that age I was too young for the School of American Ballet, so my mother took me to the Dalcroze school, where I learned …