A Ballet Teacher Called Me ‘Aunt Jemima.’ Alexandra Hutchinson Helped Me Love the Art Again.


My first thought upon walking into an all-white Beginners’ Pointe class at a dance studio in Hammond, Indiana, was, why did my momma bring me here? I was 6 years old, and I’d begged and pleaded to start ballet because it was one of the few styles I hadn’t tried. I knew nothing about it and had never actually seen a…Read more…