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Brown Girls Do Ballet Organization Inspires More Young Girls Of Color To Dance

Ballerina Misty Copeland has inspired a generation of Black girls to dance but an new organization wants to help draw more attention and diversity to the world of ballet according to The Grio reports.

The organization Brown Girls Do Ballet is drawing attention to ballet’s need for diversity through beautiful Instagram posts.

According to their website, the organization is “dedicated to promoting diversity in ballet programs through various media platforms, training resources, and an exclusive network in the world of ballet.”

Co-founders TaKiyah Wallace and Brittani Marie created the group in 2013 after Wallace noticed a lack of diversity among her young daughter’s ballet classes.

“We realized the missing link to diversifying ballet was a resource that spoke to their identity. We wanted to convey a message of acceptance, vision, and possibility,” the founders told BuzzFeed.

The duo wanted to show young dancers of color that there are dancers out there that look like them, so they began their Instagram page.

Rise and Shine! The Redbirds from @therealdebbieallendanceacademy are at it again!❤️ 👋🏽 Hey @dwimpye!

A video posted by Brown Girls Do Ballet® (@browngirlsdoballet) on Oct 25, 2015 at 5:56am PDT

Black ballerinas rock!!!!


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