Misty Copeland has been a major star in American cultural life for much of the last decade. As principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, she became the first Black woman to achieve that position in the company’s 75 year…
“I hope that American ballet will continue to evolve in a way that really embraces who we are as artists and Americans,” Copeland said.
By Michelle Harven, Dayana Morales Gomez
Following the reveal of of the new multiple-size Barbie line, Mattel on Monday released a Misty Copeland doll to honor the first-African American woman to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
By Dominique Bonessi
Misty Copeland, who has been outspoken about race in the world of dance, has become the first black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, a first in the top ballet company's 75-year history.
By Joshua Barajas
In a ballet world filled with white swans, Misty Copeland stands out. As the first African-American female to hold the rank of Soloist at American Ballet Theater in 20 years, Copeland has had an improbable rise. In her new memoir…
By PBS NewsHour
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