Rochester’s Aesha Ash Makes History: Joins Faculty of the School of American Ballet

Aesha Ash, who grew up in Rochester N.Y. ,attended the esteemed School of American Ballet, the academy of New York City Ballet and had a leading role in its annual Workshop Performances will become the first Black female member of the permanent faculty of the  School of American Ballet’s 86-year history starting in September.   In 2011 Aesha, now 42,    created the Swan Dreams Project, which uses ballet and photography to combat the objectification of Black women and stereotypes. She began on the streets of Rochester being photographed in full ballerina regalia with young children. 

Congratulations Aesha!