Young Trailblazer Aanaiyah Jones to be Classical Ballet Academy’s First African American Clara

Ballet has historically been an art form performed by mostly white dancers, but that is beginning to change. Now little girls and boys have posters of Misty Copeland or Desmond Richardson on their walls, and 10-year-old Aanaiyah Jones, a student at Portland’s Classical Ballet Academy, is joining that legacy. She will dance the role of …

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