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Dance: LINES Ballet’s Courtney Henry

Photo by Angela Sterling

Photo by Angela Sterling

 

The Washington Post has a lovely story about LINES Ballet’s Courtney Henry. The dancer, who stands at 6′ 1″ talks about her challenge to grow comfortable with her body.

“I remember thinking, ‘Maybe this isn’t for me. I’m tall. I’m African American.’ And yet I had this ballerina fantasy. You don’t see people like me in the ballet world. I never had anyone to look up to. People always expected more of me. For some reason, I kept going. It was like, self-masochism,” Henry said. “It’s only been in the past few years — and I’m going into my fourth year at LINES — that I’ve been able to personally embrace my uniqueness.”

 

 

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This entry was posted on September 28, 2014 by in Black Dance.
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