At 93, D.C. Ballet Teacher is still Dancing
Having been denied a chance to join a premier dance company by the forces of segregation during the first half of her life, Therrell Camille Smith has made up time by becoming a premier dance teacher in her second half of life. She has enjoyed sharing dancing with thousands of students, and says of the arts' importance to children, "It creates and stimulates your imagination, and you just have greater dreams, I think." While she may not have ever imagined she would be still teaching ballet at the age of 93, she does dream of many years to come for her and her toe shoes.
NPR, June 7
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