Arthur Mitchell (dancer)
Arthur Mitchell in 1955 by Carl Van Vechten
|Died||September 19, 2018 (aged 84)|
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director, and Co-Founder of The Dance Theatre of Harlem|
Arthur Mitchell (March 27, 1934 – September 19, 2018) was an African-American dancer and choreographer. He created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH).
Mitchell was recognized as a MacArthur Fellow. He was added into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame, and received the United States National Medal of Arts.
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