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Arthur Mitchell Passes Away

It is with great sadness that I share the news of Arthur Mitchell's death earlier today.

A legendary dancer with the New York City Ballet and student of George Balanchine, in later years he was a beloved teacher and mentor. He paved the way for hundreds of African-American dancers, founding the Dance Theater of Harlem, and will be deeply missed by the dance community in America and the world. He was 84. For a more detailed account of his life, please read my Spotlight post on him, filed under the 'Spotlight' tag.

Here he is with Diana Argon in Mr. B's groundbreaking pas de deux Agon:

- Selene

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