BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
|Born||March 27, 1934 |
Harlem, New York
|Occupation||Dancer, Choreographer Co-Founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem|
Career at New York City Ballet
Dance Theatre of Harlem
- 1993 - Kennedy Center Honors, one of the youngest persons recognized.
- 1994 - Named as a MacArthur Fellow.
- 1995 - United States National Medal of Arts, presented by the President
- 1999 - Inducted into the National Museum of Dance C.V. Whitney Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs, NY.
- 2001 - The 7th Annual Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities.
- 2005 - Awarded a Fletcher Foundation fellowship in its inaugural year, in recognition of his contributions to African-American culture.
- 2006 - Mitchell and the Dance Theatre of Harlem were honored at the White House by President Bush with a dinner in his honor.