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Misty Copeland American Ballet Theatre

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.

Capturing Misty Copeland's Power and Grace

Richard Corman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Richard Corman

As I approached from the southern end of Manhattan, where the sun had just risen, I couldn't quite believe what I was witnessing. She moved gracefully, dramatically and with intent all over the Mason and Hamlin -- sitting, leaning, standing, en pointe.

The Hours Spent Out of School May Count More for Some Kids

Misty Copeland | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Misty Copeland

Nobody expected me to become a ballerina, much less a soloist for the American Ballet Theater -- the first African-American in two decades. But I did. And now I'm living the dream of so many girls around the world.

An Unlikely Ballerina, The Rise Of Misty Copeland

The New Yorker | Rivka Galchen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices

On a recent August afternoon, near Nineteenth Street, two young girls with blond hair pulled back in ponytails ran past me, one of them calling out, ...

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...

Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Inspired All Of Twitter

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 08.02.2014 | Style

Move over, Michael Jordan, Misty Copeland is stealing the spotlight. If you haven't seen the ballerina's new Under Armour ad, it's absolutely mesme...

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.

LOOK: These Black Ballerinas Are On 'Pointe'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

These women are the definition of fierce. The electric Misty Copeland is joined by fellow professional ballerinas Ashley Murphy and Ebony Williams...

Misty Copeland Proves Ballerinas Are Bad-Ass Athletes Too

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Under Armour's campaigns are usually packed with professional athletes flexing their physiques in the brand's premium sportswear -- not the likes of p...

WATCH: Misty Copeland Teams Up With Coach

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

We love a good collaboration -- so when we discovered that professional ballerina Misty Copeland and Coach had teamed up, we just had to share. No...

ABT's Misty Copeland Talks to Vogue Italia About Being a "Black Ballerina"

Robyn Carolyn Price | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Robyn Carolyn Price

One of the quandaries of being a black ballerina is that people never stop talking about it. Every single article is peppered with references to the rarity of your position, the novelty of being a black woman pirouetting alongside a bevy of white swans.

Rhonesha Byng

Exclusive Look At The Cover Of Misty Copeland's Memoir | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

Hitting store shelves March 4, ballerina Misty Copeland's upcoming memoir, "Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina" delves into her unique story of adv...

Misty's On A Mission

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices

Being the first black female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in over 20 years takes a tremendous amount of talent, hard work, determinat...

Good News For Misty Copeland

AP | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Ballet dancer Misty Copeland has a two-book deal. Copeland, 30, is working on a memoir for Simon & Schuster's Touchstone imprint and...

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 ...

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: Misty Copeland Strikes A Pose For The Launch Of 108 Stitches | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

With Fashion's Night Out a little over 24 hours away, we've been busy finalizing our plan of attack. One of the top stops on our list is the launch of...