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US ballet aims to break race barriers

In attempt to make ballet more diverse, American Ballet Theatre is searching for talents among minority groups.

Last updated: 27 Aug 2014 01:47
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Classical ballet in the United States has an image problem, as dancers at the top companies are almost entirely white.

There are very few dancers from minority groups. African Americans are particularly under-represented in the industry.

In an attempt to make ballet more diverse, the American Ballet Theatre has launched a new programme to search for talents from the excluded communities.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from New York.

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