Tag: black history month

Joan Myers Brown on the Dance Scholarships That Are Expanding Opportunities for Young Black Artists

Dance legend Joan Myers Brown, Philadelphia-born and -bred, founded the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts in 1960 to train Black dancers, who at the time had little opportunity to train in dance (particularly ballet) at segregated dance studios. Ten years later she founded the now renowned modern dance company PHILADANCO for similar reasons. Myers Brown […]

Carolyn Adams on Carrying the Torch for the Next Generation of Modern Dancers

With her new appointment as director of education at Paul Taylor Dance Company, life has come full circle for Carolyn Adams, who began her dance career there in 1965. Adams has had a distinguished career in the dance world, including being faculty emerita at The Juilliard School and former director of education at Jacob’s Pillow. […]