From the Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Fredrick Davis

"From the Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Fredrick Davis" is the story of a ballet dancer who overcame tremendous odds to achieve his dream of dancing on stages around the world. Through intimate conversations with Fredrick Davis, as well as with the teachers, family, and friends who helped shape his career, the film chronicles Fred's journey from his difficult childhood to today.

On a Journey

2m 34s

Ballet at a professional level requires an extraordinary amount of not only artistry, but tireless dedication. Fredrick Davis discusses the rigor required to perfect his art. Virginia Johnson, artistic director at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, shares her experience working with Fred and being part of his journey as a professional dancer.

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    On a Journey

    2m 34s

    Ballet at a professional level requires an extraordinary amount of not only artistry, but tireless dedication. Fredrick Davis discusses the rigor required to perfect his art. Virginia Johnson, artistic director at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, shares her experience working with Fred and being part of his journey as a professional dancer.

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    A Black Man in a “White” Art

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    Today Fredrick Davis travels the world as a professional ballet dancer, but finding his place as a black man in a primarily white art was a journey. Dance Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director, Virginia Johnson, discusses the history of the company and its founder, Arthur Mitchell, who served as an inspiration for Fred as he fell in love with ballet.

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    Preview

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    Fredrick Davis travels the world as a professional ballet dancer, but his personal story began with a broken family and homelessness. At age 11, Fred’s first exposure to dance changed his life. This film explores Fred’s personal challenges and recounts how he found inspiration and support from a caring community that believed in his dream and helped him make it a reality.

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