Ingrid Silva Is Dancing Her Way to Changing the World

Ingrid Silva Is Dancing Her Way to Changing the World

By  Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 11 Ingrid Silva is the First Ballerina with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and a women’s empowerment leader. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ingrid was an avid swimmer, with aspirations to swim professionally. However, this changed, at 8...

How Misty Copeland Turned Hard Work into History

By EVANGELINE COMEAU-KIRSCHNER, age 10 Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theatre’s first female African-American principal dancer in 75 years. PHOTO: Kent G Becker In June 2015, Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre in New...

Camps Breakerz Send Messages Through Dance

By ADRIAN TORRES, age 9 In 2003, Mohammed Ghraiz established Camps Breakerz in Gaza’s Nusairat refugee camp in occupied Palestine. PHOTO: Michalis Karagiannis & Camps Breakerz More than six months after the end of the summer 2014 bombardment of the Gaza Strip by...

Hip Hop Hooray

By GRIFFIN EPSTEIN Did you know that hip hop started in New York City? In the 1940s, a city planner in New York named Robert Moses demolished a section of the South Bronx. People living there who could afford to move to the suburbs fled to Westchester and Long Island,...