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Donald McKayle (born July 6, 1930, died April 6, 2018) was an American modern dancer, choreographer, teacher, director, and writer best known for creating socially conscious concert works during the 1950s and '60s that focus on expressing the human condition and, more specifically, the black experience in America. He was among the first black men to break the racial barrier by means of modern dance. McKayle was the first black man to both direct and choreograph major Broadway musicals, including the Tony Award-winners Raisin and
Donald McKayle
Sophisticated Ladies.


For Disney, he choreographed Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

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