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Janet Collins at 100: A Special Birthday Celebration

Janet Collins at 100: A Special Birthday Celebration


Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway at 26th Street
New York, NY


Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm



Janet Collins at 100: A Special Birthday Celebration
Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway at 26th Street, (212) 759-2424
Free Admission
RSVP: janetcollinsbook@yahoo.com

Share a special moment in dance history as the first African-American prima ballerina turns 100! Join us as we celebrate her life and legacy. 
Our distinguished dance panel includes: 

  • Carmen de Lavallade, noted performer and Janet Collins's first cousin 
  • George Faison, choreographer of the original production of The Wiz 
  • Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American ballerina at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 
  • Gary Chryst, Joffrey Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater 3 alumnus
  • Ernesta Corvino, international teacher and ballet master 

The event will be moderated by Yaël Tamar Lewin, author of Night's Dancer: The Life of Janet Collins.

For more about Night’s Dancer (winner of the 2012 Marfield Prize), please click here

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