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Robert Fulton - June 19, 2023, 3:34 p.m.

🩰🌟💫 Happy Juneteenth, Ballet Scout Community! 💫🌟🩰

Today, we're commemorating the legacy of Juneteenth, a pivotal moment in American history, and celebrating the contributions of Black artists who have enriched and continue to invigorate the world of ballet.

This day is not only about acknowledging the end of slavery in the United States but also about cherishing and uplifting the African American community's resilience, creativity, and enduring spirit. Juneteenth serves as a reminder to strive towards equality, justice, and inclusivity in every sphere of life, including the arts.

In the ballet world, we have had the privilege of seeing the grace and strength of groundbreaking Black dancers like Arthur Mitchell, Misty Copeland, Lauren Anderson, and many more who have shattered glass ceilings. Their talent and perseverance have paved the way for the younger generation of Black dancers, continually reshaping and broadening the narrative of ballet.

🩰 Today, let's honor and celebrate these artists and the rich history and culture they represent. Share a story, a performance, or an image of a Black dancer who has inspired you. Let’s show our appreciation for their contributions and discuss how we can further foster diversity and inclusivity in ballet.

Our commitment as the Ballet Scout Community is to ensure that everyone, regardless of their race or ethnicity, feels represented and empowered to express their love for ballet. Let's strive together to make the ballet world a place where diversity is celebrated, and all dancers can soar.🩰🌟