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16th Street Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jones-Haywood School of Ballet

African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC

 

— 1200 Delafield Place, NW —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
1. Jones-Haywood School of Ballet Marker
Inscription.  The Jones Haywood School of Ballet was founded here by Doris W. Jones and Claire H. Haywood in 1941. Their Capitol Ballet Company, established in 1961, remained the nation's only predominantly African American, professional ballet troupe through the 1960s. Students have included Chita Rivera, who created the role of Anita in West Side Story on Broadway; Louis Johnson, choreographer for Purlie and the movie version of The Wiz; and Sandra Fortune-Green, who in 1973 became the first black woman to participate in the International Ballet Competition. Fortune-Green, the former ballerina of the Capitol Ballet Company, went on to direct the Jones-Haywood School of Dance.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainmentHispanic Americans. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail series list.
 
Location. 38° 56.934′ 
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By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
2. Jones-Haywood School of Ballet Marker
N, 77° 1.631′ W. Marker is in 16th Street Heights in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29) and Delafield Place Northwest, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue Northwest. Marker is on the sidewalk in front of 4804 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20011 (1200 Delafield Place). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Delafield Place Northwest, Washington DC 20011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Racing at Brightwood (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grant Circle was named in honor of Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mayor Emery and the Union Army (approx. 0.7 miles away); Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks (approx. ¾ mile away); Opha May Jacob Johnson Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Paul's Episcopal (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crossroads Create Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in 16th Street Heights.
 
Also see . . .  Jones-Haywood School of Ballet, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on January 17, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Additional keywords. Dance
 
Jones-Haywood School of Ballet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
3. Jones-Haywood School of Ballet Marker
Close-up of photo on marker
Jones-Haywood School of Ballet image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
4. Jones-Haywood School of Ballet
4804 Georgia Ave
Jones-Haywood School of Ballet image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
5. Jones-Haywood School of Ballet
1200 Delafield Place
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By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
6. Celebrating 70 Years
Jones-Haywood School of Dance
Building on the Legacy of Opportunity, Artistic Excellence & Creative Expression, est. 1941, Sandra Fortune-Green Artistic Director
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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