Nan Rao


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Ballerina, African American, Janet Collins, Trailblazer

Document Type

Book Review


What does it take to become a prima ballerina? African American ballerina Janet Collins inspires others through her journey to become an renowned dancer. Though born in the time of racial segregation, Janet does not let societal pressure and racial discrimination dissuade her from pursuing her dream. Even as a little girl, Janet with the support of her family already demonstrates her talent for dancing. In the face of obstacles she stands strong. Through her hard work and unique interpretation of multiple dance styles, Janet shows the world her amazing abilities.