Los Angeles talent highlighted in “A Ballerina’s Tale”

Misty Copeland grew up in Los Angeles. So did Robyn Gardenhire. Both are beautiful black ballerinas, Misty, of course, is the first African-American principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre. And in the 1990s, Robyn danced in the company’s corps de ballet.

Robyn, a very active, admired and even beloved member of the Los Angeles dance community, is included in the circle of African-American classical ballet talent featured in “A Ballerina’s Tale.” The documentary, a portrait of a dancer, will soon open at Laemmle Theatres.

Robyn, who instructs children of all colors at the Pico-Union school of City Ballet of Los Angeles, has a brief turn as a talking head in the movie. She will be my honored guest in interview at a special screening event hosted by Dance Camera West co-presented by the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. Please read Robyn’s bio here.

A Ballerina’s Tale | Dance Camera West | Aero Theatre | Oct 20
A Ballerina’s Tale | Laemmle Theatres | opens Oct 23

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