28 Days of Dance Featuring Howard University

For Immediate Release

New York, NY, January 30, 2015 Brown Girls Do Ballet™ partners with Howard University for a 28 day virtual photo exhibition to be released February 1, 2015.

This Black History Month, Brown Girls Do Ballet unveils an exhibit at your fingertips by taking fans behind the scenes of one of the most prominent and historically rich institutions of all times: Howard University. 28 Days of Dance featuring Howard University, will showcase students and historical dance images through a virtual exhibition highlighting its Department of Theatre and Dance Arts programs, founded by Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson in 1991. Each day of February, art enthusiasts and dancers can partake in an exclusive look at the ballerinas of Howard University from past to present.

The exhibition will display at: www.28daysofdance.com

About Brown Girls Do Ballet

Brown Girls Do Ballet, a philanthropic organization often featured for its noteworthy Instagram movement, began in 2013 as a personal photography project by TaKiyah Wallace in an effort to highlight girls of  Hispanic, African, Asian, East Indian, and Native American descent in Ballet programs.  Since then, the organization now works to sponsor aspiring ballerinas through scholarship funding, Ambassador/Mentorship Programs, and resources for ballet training. The mission of Brown Girls Do Ballet™ is to help increase participation of minorities in ballet programs.

About Howard University's Department of Theatre Arts

Founded by Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson, the Howard University Dance Arts program is the pioneering Historically Black College/University (HBCU) to offer a BFA degree in Dance Arts.  The Department of Theatre Arts offers the Dance Arts major with a focus of identifying courses for students with professional goals as  performers, educators, critics, historians, or seeking minors in interdisciplinary study within the dance field.  The curriculum is based on the foundation of Mary Rose Reeves Allen of the Department of Physical Education in the College of Liberal Arts.  Since 1991, the program has developed as a training component for the Theatre Arts Department in the Division of Fine Arts.

Press Inquiries

Contact: Brittani Marie

Telephone number: 646.856.1334

Email address: Brittani@browngirlsdoballet.com

Website address: www.browngirlsdoballet.com