Fact: Joy-Marie Thompson is a student at SUNY Purchase in New York. Other fact: she is awesome. Here's why.

Joy-Marie has created a series of truly incredible photos where she recreates well known photos of African American dancers and choreographers. The photos feature performers from throughout the twentieth century to today. Joy-Marie recreates each image, putting her own personal spin on them.

Some of our favorites include her re-imagining of Desmond Richardson, Carmen DeLavallade, and Arthur Mitchell.