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Janet Rollé To Lead As The First Black CEO Of The American Ballet Theatre

The American Ballet Theatre has a new Black leader that’s set to make history. Since the beginning of time, the world of ballet has been a white-dominated space. Now Janet Rollé is here to not only make history but also serve as proof that we belong in any space. According to CNN, Rollé will make history as the first Black person to lead the American Ballet Theatre, one of the country’s most prestigious ballet companies This is a dream come true for Rollé who credits her mother, a Jamaican immigrant, who introduced her to her first dance class at the age of eight, thus setting the tone for what would ultimately become a future career. “Through dance, I learned how to be a professional, the value of discipline and technique, and my love for the creative process,” said Rollé in an official statement. “These lessons have always been at the core of my professional life and work.” Previously, Rollé worked as the general manager for Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment for five years where...

Shanique Yates

Nov 29, 2021