Hosts Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan interview Claire Haywood (d. 1978), artistic director of the Capitol Ballet Company, and co-founder, with Doris Jones, of the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet. The Jones-Haywood school, was founded in 1941 to give minority children an opportunity to study classical ballet at a time when opportunities were limited for African-American students. She discusses the founding of their school, her NEA-funded teacher-training course, her ballet company, and finding a career in ballet.
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