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Master Class with Aesha Ash
June 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Aesha Ash, a former dancer with New York City Ballet & Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, joins San José Dance Theatre Summer Intensive to teach Ballet on June 20th. Following her class, she will give a lecture on The Swan Dream Project.
Through the use of imagery and my career as a ballet dancer, I want to help change the demoralized, objectified and caricatured images of African-American women by showing the world that beauty is not reserved for any particular race or socio-economic background. I wish for this message to infuse the ballet world and project to the entire world. While exposing more African-American communities to the ballet, I also hope to promote greater involvement and increase patronage to this beautiful art form.
The Swan Dreams Project’s goal is to convey the message that beauty and talent are not constrained by race or socio-economic status. I want our youth to know that they are not limited by stereotypes nor by their environment, but only by their dreams.
Photo Credit: Marty Sohl