About Gia

Gia Kourlas (Spring ’16) writes about dance and the arts for the New York Times and other publications.

Finding the Black Swan: Bringing Ballet Into the Future

Kourlas researched a book focusing on blacks and ballet by delving into its history and its dancers. In addition, Kourlas explored how classical ballet, perceived by some as elitist, can be reinvented and invigorated — yet not watered-down — through diversity.