Selected by George Balanchine to dance in the New York City Ballet, Austin became the company’s first female Black dancer in 1971.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s annual fundraiser, Dancing With The Carolina Stars, raised more than $90,000 to support its programs. Andrea Moore of Alley Twenty Six and her dance partner, Michelle Dorrance, won the competition with their tap dance routine. After the event, the theater was transformed into a multi-level VIP experience featuring music and dance.
This former Broadway dancer has dedicated her life to encouraging young talent as the founder of the N. C. Dance Institute.