The Northerner

A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

Dance major Lavette Patterson has practiced ballet since she was 3 years old.

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

February 6, 2019

NKU dance major Lavette Patterson found herself playing the role of Margaret Garner, a slave that lived on a Boone County plantation in the mid-1800s, last semester during Dr. Joan Ferrante’s documentary “Let Our Loss Be Heard.” The role was an educational experience for Patterson, as she did...

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Dr. Joan Ferrante