Booker T. dancers make leaps at Juilliard

In some ways it seems as if they’ve entered another world as they dip, extend, pirouette and leap while a pianist plays a Steinway grand with a mix of classical pieces and variations he composes on the spot. Just outside the walls, vibrations of music, drama and possibility that fill Lincoln Center whir around them as they enter and exit their school.

Cummings describes this chapter in their lives as a continuation in a journey that’s been smoothed by the solid grounding they received in Dallas. 

“Booker T. Washington helped me prepare a lot for this school in our technique classes and the caliber of artists they brought in to teach us,” Cummings says. They “inspired a lot of us to explore.” 

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