87-year-old ballerina still teaches dance

For more than 60 years, Joan Meyers Brown has been teaching aspiring dancers the art of ballet in her native Philadelphia. Everyday, the 87-year-old ballerina oversees hours of choreography lessons, but that's not all. Mrs. Brown is a dance legend, having founded the internationally-acclaimed Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco) in 1970 to ensure that all black dancers have the same opportunities. She's even been awarded the National Medal of Arts by former President Barack Obama. Learn more on Mrs. Brown's story on this episode of Lifers!


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