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Misty Copeland Teams Up With Charity To Bring Dance To Rwandan Kids

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

Ballerina Misty Copeland has made a name for herself breaking barriers for black dancers in the United States, and she's taking her passi...

Misty Copeland: I Didn't Have 'The Means To Be Part Of The Ballet World'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

It's no secret that dance can be a pricey hobby for young kids and the parents who foot the bill. The cost of classes, coupled with expensive ...

How To Dress Like A Ballerina, Now That You're An Adult

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.27.2015 | Style

It's not entirely childish to be in love with ballerinas. They're so elegant and poised -- and don't even get us started on their ballet buns and...

Megan Fairchild

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

George Balanchine commanded, "I don't need dancers who want to dance. I need dancers who need to dance". New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild has the the fire.

Misty Copeland: 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Phil Chan | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
Phil Chan

"Aside from her distinctive dance style, I believe the core of Misty's appeal is her passion. I think that's what makes her inspirational. There's an internal light inside that burns bright and draws people to her."

New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2015: An Evening of Fashion and Dance

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.

Misty On the Town

Misty Copeland | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Misty Copeland

I've always talked about getting out of my comfort zone as an artist. Well, this is as outside of my comfort zone as I've ever been. For the first time, I'll be singing and speaking on the stage, as well as dancing. And I've only had two weeks to prepare my lines, take vocal lessons, and learn new choreography.

James Thilman

Misty Copeland On Stepping Out From Behind The Other Swans | James Thilman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts

Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history, spoke about her c...

Ballerina Makes Spectacular Return To Stage After Tumor Left Her Blind, Paralyzed

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.27.2015 | Good News

A young ballerina is dancing her way through a remarkable recovery. Anna Mott, a talented young dancer, has made a remarkable return to the stage a...

17 Stunning Images Show Prima Ballerinas Balancing Motherhood With Their Dance Careers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents

Sixteen years ago, photographer mom Lucy Gray decided to create a series of images that would capture the experience of working motherhood. A chance e...

Changing of the Guard: Five Prima Ballerinas Reflect on the Biggest Change in the Dance World

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is an extraordinary time in the dance world, when five of the greatest ballerinas of our time, from leading American ballet companies, have, coincidentally, all announced their retirement within months of each other.

Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.

Beloved American Ballerina Ends Career

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a sunny October afternoon, and Wendy Whelan, who's been enthralling audiences for three decades at New York City Ballet, is eng...

Ballerina Misty Copeland: No, All Black Women Don't Have The Same Body

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices

Misty Copeland knows criticism is part of being a ballerina, but she's sick of the criticism focusing on things she can't change. In support of her...

Thank You, Under Armour

Liz Olson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

I just fell in love with ballerina Misty Copeland. And Under Armour.

Astoria Characters: The Toe-and-Tap Teacher

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.20.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Michelle Koutsoubelis tap dances in the shower. She can't help it; the running water sets her feet on fire.

George Balanchine: the Human Cost of an Artistic Legacy

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

George Balanchine co-founded America's first world-class ballet school, choreographed more than 400 works for the stage, launched the careers of a dozen stars and died an undisputed modern master -- the most influential figure in 20th century dance.

'Nutcracker' Season Is The BEST Time Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 12.14.2013 | Style

Sure, the gifts and eggnog are nice. But we love the holiday season for one reason: "The Nutcracker." Who doesn't get caught up in the merriment after...

How Much Of A Ballerina's Work Is Physical Vs. Mental?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

In this week's episode of city.ballet, the talented dancers of the New York City Ballet explore the physical and mental battles they are forced to end...

Ballerinas Explain Those Leg Warmers And Other Ballet Style Secrets

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Since the 1930s, George Balanchine's dancers have occupied the Upper West Side, gracing the streets with their heads up high, shoulders back and feet ...

Initiative Launches To Develop More Black Ballerinas

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

Misty Copeland was discovered by a combination of luck, talent and being in the right place at the right moment. One afternoon while at the Boys a...

Changing the Field of Dreams: How America and England Can Cultivate More Homegrown Ballerinas

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Contrary to the intuition of non-dancers, potential ballerinas are not young girly-girls. Rather, a ballerina usually comes out of the womb with wiry limbs, coordination beyond her years, and a restlessness of body, mind, and spirit. She is a tomboy.

LISA TOMASETTI: Behind the Scenes with the Australian Ballet

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

In her first exhibition at James Makin Gallery, renown photographer Lisa Tomasetti presents a series of images of the Australian Ballet, having been g...

PHOTOS: Misty Copeland Stuns In Beautiful New Calendar

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

Need some fresh inspiration for getting in shape? Well, look no further. American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland has created a stunning 2013 ...

How Fattening Up Will Save Ballet

Deirdre Kelly | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Deirdre Kelly

If the ballet world is as riddled with perils, then why is it I continue to allow my own daughter to participate in an art form with a well documented history of putting females at risk?