The Dance Theatre of Harlem is showcasing the power of diversity through a new short film that highlights Black ballet dancers.

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High Above is a short film that takes us through the death of a Black girls grandmother, ultimately inspiring her to want to dance. The short piece reminds us of just how much the power of representation has on our youth. Grammy-award winning artist India Arie provides the soundtrack for the music, which also happens to be her lead single.

The 4-minute piece is a promotional piece for Dance Theatre of Harlem’s spring engagement at New York City Center which takes place from April 19-22nd.

Watch it below and share your thoughts in the comment section.
Mike “Orie” Mosley is the managing editor for and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie