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World Ballet Day: 8 images of black ballet dancers

DIVERSITY IN DANCE: Black ballet dancers are continuing to make history and inspire a new generation

Today is World Ballet Day. We’re marking the international celebration of ballet dancers with a selection of images of black performers on pointe, in flight and full of poise.

Precious Adams, English National Ballet

Ballet Black's Marie Astrid Mence and Ebony Thomas

Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre

Carlos Acosta

Micheala De Prince, Dutch National Ballet

Eric Underwood

Ingrid Silva

Solomon Golding, San Francisco Ballet

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