Arthur Mitchell

Ballet Dancer, Organization founder

1934 –

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Who is Arthur Mitchell?

Arthur Mitchell is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Among other awards, Mitchell has been recognized as a MacArthur Fellow, inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame, and has received the United States National Medal of Arts and a Fletcher Foundation fellowship.

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Born
Mar 27, 1934
New York City
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • School of American Ballet
  • High School of Performing Arts

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on July 23, 2013

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