Civic Thursday Meeting - THE COLOR OF BALLET: AMERICAN BALLERINA ANGELA WATSON WITH GUESTS PANELISTS, REGINALD RAY-SAVAGE AND KARLYA SHELTON-BENJAMIN, ARE INTERVIEWED BY CAROLYN WATSON, A BALLERINA MOM
Few Black children have the access or opportunity to pursue a career in ballet. Angela Watson is an exception and she is committed to setting a standard, and blazing the trail for other aspiring Black ballerinas in the art of dance. As a member of San Francisco Ballet Student Trainee Program (their elite group of 12 international ballet students), she was encouraged and mentored and wants to do the same for others.
Come hear Angela's experience first hand and some history about The Color of Ballet, joined by a panel of experts that include Reginald Ray-Savage (Artistic Director of Savage Jazz Dance Company and chair of the dance department at Oakland School for the Arts) and Karlya Shelton-Benjamin (former principal ballerina of Dance Theatre of Harlem) who will be interviewed by ballerina mom Carolyn Watson.