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Misty Copeland

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...

This Is Why Misty Copeland Embraces Being Labeled A Black Ballerina

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.25.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Misty Copeland is a black ballerina, and she doesn't want you to call her anything different. The dancer, who was named the first black female...

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 ...

Marsalis Honored at 2015 Marian Anderson Award

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was the honoree at the 2015 Marian Anderson Awards. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter presented Marsalis with the award after a gala dinner and concert event at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on November 10.

12 Pieces Of Poignant Wisdom From 2015's Glamour Women Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women

You know you're going to have a great night when the term "sausage fest" gets dropped at Carnegie Hall within the first 10 minutes of an event. That'...

19 Style Lessons Every Ballet Kid Knows To Be True

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 11.05.2015 | Style

If you grew up in a dance studio, chances are you learned some crucial style lessons. Ballet kids know how to mend tights, use lipstick as blush, and&...

Misty Copeland Is Creating A Ballet-Themed TV Show

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment

Noted amazing person Misty Copeland is making a TV drama about ballet. According to Deadline, Copeland will work with writer Tracy Oliver -- the same...

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."

Misty Copeland Shows How She Defied The Odds Of Ballet In New Film

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.08.2015 | Black Voices

Misty Copeland has broken major barriers in classical dance. Besides making history this past summer when she became the first black princip...

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

Misty Copeland Behind-the-Scenes Video Features Music From Wolf Bradley

Richard Corman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Richard Corman

Misty interpreted that encounter with so much power and grace that all I could think of for weeks afterwards was a flawless artist dancing effortlessly in this rare setting. I just couldn't find the music to reflect her beauty and make the video come alive.

Misty Copeland Makes Her Broadway Debut

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.30.2015 | Arts

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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.

Under Armour Ad Multiplies Its Stars To Mesmerize

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Sports

The old saying that practice makes perfect comes alive brilliantly in Under Armour's new ad. As a chorus counts their training reps, balleri...

8 September Magazine Covers Feature Incredible Black Women

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices

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After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

What Being ABT's First Black Principal Ballerina Means to Me

Misty Copeland | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Misty Copeland

It still hasn't hit me. I'm living my dream and I look forward to continuing to work hard towards becoming a better, stronger dancer. Now that we're here, my hope is that in time, this won't be such a rare achievement, and my reviews and mentions in the media will refer to me simply as a "ballerina," because that's what I am.

Ballerina Misty Copeland Talks Being Unapologetically Black And More

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Style

This is an excerpt from Essence magazine's September 2015 cover story "Stepping Up" about American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland. The a...

Misty Copeland Is Breathtaking On September Cover Of Essence

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Style

Whether she's dancing on stage or fronting a major campaign, ballerina Misty Copeland is always completely and utterly captiv...

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 Bestselling Memoir from Trailblazing Ballerina Misty Copeland

Off The Shelf | Posted 07.31.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

As an associate editor at Emily Bestler Books, I have a wonderful list of authors, all of whom I adore. They're moms, and former military, and screenwriters, and Australians, and stay-at-home dads. They live in cities and in the country; they are male and female; they're tall and short and in-between.

Progressive and Inspirational Advertisements From Over the Years

Taylor Griffith | Posted 07.22.2015 | College
Taylor Griffith

The media holds a large influence over our culture and society. Not only does it provide entertainment and advertisement, but it also acts as a reflection of our values, beliefs, and self-understanding.

Under Armour's New Campaign Is All About The Power Of Female Athleticism

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living

In the company's latest campaign, Under Armour is all about highlighting the accomplishments of incredible athletes. The fitness brand is promoting i...

Tavis Smiley: Dance Legend Carmen de Lavallade on Opportunity for Black Ballerinas Then vs. Now

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

A fixture in the dance and theater world for over six decades, de Lavallade helped pave the way for current stars like Misty Copeland and Michaela DePrince. In the clip below, I ask whether she carries any sentiments of resentment about the lack of opportunity for black dancers when she came up as opposed to today.

Dancing Queens

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The American Ballet Theatre recently announced that Misty Copeland would be promoted to the role of principal dancer, the first African-American woman to be named to this esteemed role in the world of ballet.