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NOSD Is Pleased To Announce:  The Baby Doll Ladies' Centennial Exhibition titled, “Baby Dolls: Living Tradition & History” (premiered January 18, 2013) at the Presbytere, La. State Museum.  NOSD in association with The LA State Museum, provided belated recognition to our unique masking, music and dance folklore, co-curated by Millisia White, NOSD artistic director.

pleased to share:  Our feature article on CNN; IMPACT YOUR WORLD, entitled: "Baby Doll Ladies' modern Celebration of African-American history." 

Pleased to share:  Our feature article in Offbeat Magazine's online editorial (2/16/12), "The Babydolls are 100 and Brand New This Carnival" by Sam Primeaux (Photo credit -Jeffrey Dupuis)







On behalf of The New Orleans Society Of Dance Baby Doll Ladies, we welcome Mrs. Michelle Ramos-Burkhart as our 2015-16 BDL Luncheon, Key Note Speaker.  Michelle is a consultant and licensed attorney who founded Verdict Works, LLC, a consulting firm. Her work is focused in strategy, communications/media, social science research, non profit development and issues of diversity and cultural competency. Michelle is a project consultant for patrons such as The New Orleans Arts Council and sits on the Board Of Trustees for Dance/USA. in addition to serving on both of these committees, she is also Vice-Chair of the board for Dancing Grounds, Chair of the pro bono committee of American Society of Trial Consultants and a member of Black Women Lawyers Association, NACDL, New Orleans Bar Association.  Since retiring from her own professional dance career Michelle has become a competitive Ironman triathlete and marathoner. The BDL pre-Mardi Gras luncheon is an enriching private affair for the purpose of empowering, and engaging special invitees. Scheduled November 21, 2015 as the dance company's first culminating event and sneak peak of the forthcoming season, Michelle will speak to the motivational theme of "Being Fearless and Moving Forward!"  CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW SLIDESHOW.



The Legendary Babydoll Ladies wrap-up Mardi Gras 2015, as The National Geographic Travel's social-media source highlights our organizations contributions to the masking tradition! Click NGT icon to view.



Millisia White's New Orleans Babydoll Ladies & Music Ambassador, DJ Hektik are honored to have been selected to perform in the 2014 MACYS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!!! Click icion to view.

Baabydoll ladies @ 2014 MACYS Thanksgiving Day Parade

 *A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU!*  On Behalf of NOSD & COMPANY we want to publicly recognize and thank our families and in particular those supporters, for without whose contributions, & shared talents our road to Macys experience would have not been a reality. Our heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks goes out to:

Alesia Roman
Ashe Cultural Arts Center (N.O., LA)
Ben Sandmel (NOJHF)
Charles Tallerico
Dollie Rivas
Edward Buckner
Erica Williams
John H. Barnes Jr., Professor of Art (Dillard Univ.)
Meghan Davis
Nicholas Smith
Patric Ray
Rochelle Romenenq
Sally Young (WWOZ)


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CLICK TO VIEW: Historic Overview of "Millisia White's New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies"

On January 18, 2013, The NOSD in partnership with the LA State Museum provided belated recognition of this unique folklore as an important part of Louisiana’s history & American pop culture by co-curating the exhibition entitled: “Baby Dolls; Living Tradition & History” at the Presbytere, LA State Museum (on view thru Jan. 2014.)

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