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February 2, 1935

Anne Raven Wilkinson, American dancer, the first black woman to dance for a major classical ballet company is born.

Anne Raven Wilkinson was an American dancer who is credited with having been the first African-American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company. Wilkinson broke the color barrier in 1955 when she signed a contract to dance full-time with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

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