As they prepared for the leadership transition, Virginia Johnson and Robert Garland spoke about their deep, shared history with Dance Theatre of Harlem, their commitment to continuing the work of Arthur Mitchell, and their hopes for the future of DTH’s company and school.
When Robert Garland becomes artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem on July 1, he follows in the footsteps of founder Arthur Mitchell and retiring artistic director Virginia Johnson. He’s stepping into an important role: In addition to being a leading classical company that’s toured worldwide, DTH has had a significant impact on the field of dance and the larger American cultural landscape.
In the March 1973 issue of Dance Magazine, we profiled Mia Slavenska. The ballerina had been declared a star after her performance debut in Zagreb (then part of Yugoslavia) at age 5.
In the April 1944 issue of Dance Magazine, we chatted with prima ballerina assoluta Alexandra Danilova. After leaving the Soviet Union in 1924 with George Balanchine, she danced with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and Colonel de Basil’s troupe before becoming the most beloved leading lady of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where she formed […]