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

Dance · Film

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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