When was Janet Collins death?

When was Janet Collins death?

May 28, 2003
Janet Collins/Date of death
In 1974 she retired from performing and teaching. The last years of her life were spent painting religious subjects in her studio in Seattle. Janet Collins died on May 28, 2003 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was 86.

Where is Janet Collins buried?

Burial will follow at Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made out to Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, 6817 North State Route 66, Defiance, Ohio 43512. To send flowers to Janet’s family, please visit our floral store.

What age did Janet Collins start dancing?

At age 15 she auditioned for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo but declined an offer when told she would have to disguise the fact that she was black. She first performed as a theatrical dancer in 1940 and had her first solo recital in New York City in 1949.

How old is Janet Collins?

86 years (1917–2003)
Janet Collins/Age at death

What companies did Janet Collins dance for?

After her career with the Met, Collins went on to establish her own dance troupe and choreographed for companies including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the San Francisco Opera. She taught at the School of American Ballet, Marymount Manhattan College, San Francisco Ballet, the Harkness House, and St.

What was Janet Collins big break?

Janet Collins broke a color barrier on November 13, 1951 after her performance in a production of Aida. In 1952, a year after joining the corps de ballet, she became the first African American prima ballerina with the Metropolitan Opera. This marked the first time a black artist had joined the permanent company.

Is Janet Collins still alive?

Deceased (1917–2003)
Janet Collins/Living or Deceased

What era did Janet Collins dance in?

Janet Collins broke color barriers in the 1950s when she became the first African American prima ballerina and one of the very few prominent black women in American classical ballet. Collins was born on March 17, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Where did Janet Collins live as a child?

*Janet Collins, an African American ballet dancer and painter, was born on this date in 1917. From New Orleans, Louisiana, she moved with her family to Los Angeles as a young girl, attending Los Angeles City College and the Los Angeles Art Center School.

Where did Janet Collins go to dance school?

Janet Faye Collins was born in New Orleans, and at the age of four moved with her family to Los Angeles, California, where Collins received her first dance training at a Catholic community center. She studied primarily with Carmelita Maracci, Lester Horton, and Adolph Bolm, who were among the few ballet teachers who accepted black students.

Who is Janet Collins from the soap opera?

For the soap opera character, see Janet Bergman Collins. Janet Collins (March 7, 1917 – May 28, 2003) was an African American ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She performed on Broadway, in films, and appeared frequently on television.

Why did Janet Collins want to be a ballerina?

As an accomplished painter, she was able to finance her relocation to New York to pursue a career in dance. In 1941, she performed with the new, but world-renowned Black dance troupe formed and directed by Katherine Dunham.