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16 Black Dancers Who Are Changing The World — And You Need To Follow

Black History Month honors the courage and accomplishments of icons like the late Martin Luther King Jr., but the month is also a time to celebrate the present and future.

The dance world has long had legendary black influencers — from popular celebrities, like the ultimate singer-dancer James Brown, to choreographers like Katherine Dunham, whose technique helped shape modern dance in America. As opportunity and inclusiveness has expanded, diversity in dance has grown and had a significant impact on the art form.

Click through to see some current dancers of color, like Dance Theater of Harlem’s Ingrid Silva above, who are shaping the future.

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