Virginia Johnson, Dance Theatre of Harlem’s current Artistic Director, is featured in the ballet “Agon”. DTH premiered “Agon” in Spoleto, Italy on June 27, 1971 at the Festival of Two Worlds. The pas de deux from the ballet was choreographed by George Balanchine, the Founder and Artistic Director of the New York City Ballet. Arthur Mitchell and Diana Adams premiered the work in 1957 for New York City Ballet and because of this connection, “Agon” was destined to enter the DTH repertoire. It remains a perennial favorite.