Ballet Needs to End Its Use of Yellowface; It’s Phil Chan’s Mission to Make That Happen

Phil Chan and his partner, Georgina Pazcoguin, a soloist for New York City Ballet—and the only ballerina of Asian descent to receive a promotion in the company’s history, are on a mission to stop ballet’s use of yellowface.These stereotypes include shuffling steps, yellow face-paint with made-up slanted eyes, and mannerisms that make Mickey Rooney’s racist […]