The Visionary List: Meet The Women Over 50 Shaping The Future Of Science, Technology And Art

The list includes women who are singularly focused on one discipline grounded in either art or science. For Lillian Colón, 66, that discipline is dance. In 1987, she became the first Latina Radio City Rockette, but she didn’t stop dancing once she retired from the New York City dance company in 2002. Instead, Colón kept taking classes, and in 2019, walked into an audition for the film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” musical. Colón was not just the only dancer over 50 who performed in the movie, but she was the only dancer over 50 who even auditioned. 

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