The world of classical ballet is extremely difficult to break into, and for those who have darker skin, there's a lot that comes with it, especially when you're "the only." In this episode of The Stoop, we look at breaking the line.
We talk to former ballerina Aesha Ashe, and dance educator and writer Theresa Ruth Howard about ballet, bodies, and skin tone.
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