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Today in Black History, 3/27/2014 - In 1955 Arthur Mitchell became the first African American dancer with the New York City Ballet. For more info, check out today's blog!

WAIT BUT LISTEN: Dr. Jemison is one of the most badass women to have ever lived! Went to Stanford at 16: she's a dancer who trained with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre: she holds NINE honorary doctorates in a variety of disciplines: served a doctor in the Peace Corps: founded her own company: and is an all around genius/badass. WHERE IS HER MOVIE, HOLLYWOOD????

'Revelations' review: Alvin Ailey's masterpiece of modern American dance

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founded by African American choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey. /// Revelations

Ballerinas in rehearsal. "The First Negro Ballet" [The First American Negro Ballet] (Life, 1937). The American ballet master Eugene Grona, the first Negro Ballet, was formed in the U.S. in 1937.

Tristram Kenton's stage photos of the year – in pictures

Tristram Kenton captures theatre, dance and comedy performances for the Guardian. Here are some of his best stage shots of 2016, from David Threlfall’s Don Quixote to Gemma Arterton’s Nell Gwynn