Connections: Ballerina Aesha Ash and the Swan Dreams Project
Rochester native Aesha Ash danced with the New York City Ballet and performed all over the world, and now she's using her success to inspire and empower young African American girls.
The Swan Dreams Project features photographs of Ash dressed in ballet attire, posing in different neighborhoods in the City of Rochester. She says she wants young people in lower income neighborhoods to see that ballet – and all professions – are open to them, just as they were to her.
We discuss the project, and how the arts can be used to dispel stereotypes and empower people from all backgrounds. Our guests: