March 1, 2017

Black Iris Project at Kennedy Center

Black Iris Project at Kennedy Center

Corps de Ballet member Kimberly Marie Olivier is performing with Black Iris Project from April 19-21 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as part of a program curated by Misty Copeland. Following performances by Nashville Ballet and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Black Iris Project will close the evening with a work about Nelson Mandela, Madiba, choreographed by Black Iris Project Artistic Director Jeremy McQueen. The engagement is also the group’s Kennedy Center debut.

Black Iris Project is a New York City-based collaborative founded in 2016 by McQueen to celebrate diversity and Black history in ballet, and the project is comprised of predominantly minority artists. For more information, visit

Kimberly Marie Olivier in company class // © Erik Tomasson