Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the contributions African American women have made to dance by hosting a day-long dance workshop for 51 local Washington, D.C. performers at the White House. 

During the day, these lucky young women were mentored by iconic leaders in dance, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Judith Jamison, Debbie Allen, the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Virginia Johnson, and Hip-Hop choreographer Fatima Robinson. 

“From tribal rhythms to freedom songs, from modern to hip-hop, their work has stirred our souls and ignited our imagination,” said the First Lady. “Through dance they have told the stories of who we are, who we were, and who we can be.”

Watch the event below or the The White House’s Youtube Channel.



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