As per our current Database, Janet Collins is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: May 10, 2020).
Currently, Janet Collins is 104 years, 4 months and 27 days old. Janet Collins will celebrate 105rd birthday on a Monday 7th of March 2022. Below we countdown to Janet Collins upcoming birthday.
|Popular As||Janet Collins|
|Age||103 years old|
|Born||March 7, 1917 (Louisiana)|
Janet Collins’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.
Janet Collins was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.
American ballerina, choreographer, and dance teacher who was one of the only classically trained black ballerinas in her time and was the first black ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera. She is the namesake for the Janet Collins Fellowship, which attempts to aid young dancers on their path to success.
She began dancing at the age of four and received recognition for her work in Broadway shows like Aida, Carmen, and Cole Porter's Out of This World.
Although she struggled with racism and her work was often hindered, she toured with her own original choreography which was widely respected.
After her retirement, she joined the Benedictine order. Her cousin established the Janet Collins Fellowship, which provides support for aspiring ballet dancers.
She paved the way for African-American singer Marian Anderson to be hired by the Met.