Episode 12: Breaking the line
When a ballet teacher told co-host Leila Day that her back should be straight on the ground, no light shining through, and Leila couldn't make it happen, her dreams to be a ballet dancer disappeared. The world of classical ballet is extremely difficult to break into, and for those who have darker skin, there's a lot that comes with it, especially when you're "the only". This episode looks at breaking the line.
We talk to former ballerina Aesha Ashe, and dance educator and writer Theresa Ruth Howard about ballet, bodies, and skin tone. Leap in!