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Jermel Johnson

Jermel Johnson (credit: Pennsylvania Ballet)

First African-American Male Principal Dancer In Pa. Ballet To Speak At Event Thursday Night

At 29-years-old, Jermel Johnson was born several “strikes” that would cause few to think he’d end up principal dancer in a ballet by George Balanchine.

04/16/2014

(The Pennsylvania Ballet rehearses Handel's "Messiah."  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Pennsylvania Ballet Set For Opening of Handel’s ”Messiah” at Academy of Music

The Pennsylvania Ballet, led by choregrapher Robert Weiss, has been rehearsing for about four weeks, and now it is ready to bring Handel’s magnum opus to the stage.

03/08/2012

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