Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
After having been shuttered for the past 6 years, the New York Times reports that the Dance Theater of Harlem is ready for a comeback. The first major black ballet troupe formed by Arthur Mitchell in 1969 faced over $2.3 million in debt back in 2004 and the organization had to tell its 44-member company to disband. Now under a the new direction of Virginia Johnson, a smaller troupe has formed with 18 dancers, the company has hired a new marketing associate and debt has been reduce to $1 million. There's a five year plan to grow the company into a $5.5 organization and the now diverse troupe has debuted a monthly Sunday mantinee (which will feature excerpts from the Nutcracker in the December 12th event): LINK. Read more about the Dance Theater of Harlem in the New York Times article: LINK. Photo courtesy of Andrea Mohin