"Arthur Mitchell, who paved the way for other minority dancers by becoming one of the first black dancers to join a major ballet company and who helped start the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem, died Sept. 19 at a hospital in New York City. He was 84."
Read New York Times article by Jennifer Dunning
Read The Washington Post article by Sarah Halzack
Visit Dance Theatre of Harlem's website and see his legacy
Listen to Mr. Mitchell on starting his beloved Dance Theatre of Harlem (directly below) & watch (and listen) as Mitchell dances George Balanchine's controversial duet Agon (1957) with Diana Adams and Arthur Mitchell.