Choreographer Jeremy McQueen wanted to create "a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and black history."
16. Candace Brown Brown has choreographed for shows such as "X-Factor" and "Dancing with the Stars." Check out some of her
Misty Copeland Inspires Project Plié, A Diversity Initiative Launched By ABT To Find More Black Ballerinas
In addition to the scholarships, Copeland hopes to inspire students by showing them that someone who looks like them was
Economic factors forced the disbanding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company in 2004. Now, eight years later, reading the series of pieces about the dearth of black dancers that recently ran in the UK's Guardian newspaper, it is as if Dance Theatre of Harlem never existed.