The Color of Dance

A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion in the World of Ballet
by TaKiyah Wallace-McMillian

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From the photographer behind the Instagram sensation Brown Girls Do Ballet, this stunning coffee-table book showcases breathtaking images of ballerinas of color of all ages and levels that reflect today’s beautifully diverse world of dance. 

For decades the prominent image of a ballet dancer has been a white body with pale clothing. It took...

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Published By Black Dog & Leventhal

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 256

Publication Date 09/26/2023

ISBN 9780762479559

Dimensions 8.85 inches x 10.4 inches

"The Color of Dance illuminates the beauty and promise that Black and brown girls bring to the field of ballet. With rich, joyful, and poetic imagery, TaKiyah Wallace-McMillian captures the timeless nature of the phrase ‘dare to dream.'"
— Alicia Graf Mack, Dean and Director, Juilliard Dance

"TaKiyah Wallace-McMillian has lovingly centered young dancers of color as never before. This long-overdue tribute to humanity’s beauty and diversity as seen through ballet’s lens is both necessary and breathtaking. Brava!"
— Nikki Hefko, Director, New Orleans School of Ballet