Did You Know These 4 Famous Black Women Had Their Beginnings in Dance?

In a rare photo of the great Maya Angelou, she stands in a loose fourth position, elegant, tall, and grounded with her right arm pointing skyward. Many who stumble upon the photograph don’t realize the Pulitzer Prize–nominated poet was a dancer. She is not the only famous Black female creative whose dance backgrounds are relatively […]

Before Maya Angelou Was a Poet, She Was a Dancer

This week marks three years since brilliant and beloved poet Maya Angelou passed at the age of 86. And of course, we’re taking the time to remember timeless works like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. But we also discovered something that makes us love Angelou even more—and gives us a new perspective on […]

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