Black Fashion History: Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes

Zelda Wynn Valdes,  fashion and costume designer  was revered for her design talent and best known for her skill in highlighting the female body. She got her start in fashion creating outfits for her dolls as a child in Chambersburg, Pa., and began cutting out patterns from newspaper. She studied her grandmother’s work as a seamstress…

The Making Of an Artist: Misty Copeland

On Monday, January 27, Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) presented “The Making of an Artist” moderated by Barbara Brandt  at New York City Center Studios, Studio 5 (130 West 56th Street, NYC) in front of 145 guests. American Ballet Theatre’s Marcelo Gomes created new choreography on renowned ABT dancers Misty Copeland and James Whiteside live. Through discussion and demonstration, their creative evolution unfolded. YAGP founding…