My name is Jennifer Jones and I’m a Radio City Music Hall Rockette alumnae.
As its first African American dancer, I smashed through the longstanding color barrier mandated by the troupe’s foundation in 1925, and went-on to a 15-year career.
When I turned 51 last month, those Rockette years comprised 30% of my total days lived on this great earth.
When I hung-up my high-heeled dance shoes two decades ago, I said goodbye to the medium that transmitted my voice to global audiences. Now as a freshly-minted O Magazine Insider, I’ve been given the honor to connect with multiple-millions of readers through O, the Oprah Magazine.