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Misty Copeland And The Rock Oppose Under Armour CEO's Pro-Trump Stance

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.10.2017 | Entertainment

A slew of celebrities are not happy with Under Armour’s CEO, Kevin Plank. In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Plank called President Donald Trump ...

Four Young Ballerinas Celebrate Dancers Of Color Who Inspire Them

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.12.2017 | Arts

“I want to show the ballet world it’s possible to do all these things and not be rail-thin or have blond hair,” Misty Copeland told Self Magazin...

Misty Copeland Visits Cuba, Where Brown Ballerinas Are The Norm

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.20.2016 | Arts

American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer and bona fide queen Misty Copeland visited Havana, Cuba, recently to dance with professional dancers from...

Historic Woman Photographer Pays Stunning Tribute To Other Historic Women

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.23.2016 | Arts

“We were looking hard in 1999 for women CEOs and women who ran companies,” Annie Leibovitz told The New York Times last month, in a discussion cen...

Misty Copeland Sends Strong Message To Dancers Who Came Before Her

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts

Starting Dec. 1, Misty Copeland will reprise her role as Clara in the fan-favorite ballet “The Nutcracker.” For three shows in Costa Mesa, Califor...

Misty Copeland Is A Force Of Positivity In Instagram Tribute To Obama

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts

We'll make it through 💪🏾 A photo posted by Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe) on Nov 9, 2016 at 4:30am PST Earlier this year, history-making...

Welcome To The Dance World, Where Ballerinas Defy Gravity In Ballgowns

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts

“Dance as an art form is bittersweet,” Daniil Simkin, a principal at the American Ballet Theatre, writes in the forward of The Art of Movement. ...

American Ballet Theatre's Premiere of Jessica Lang's 'Her Notes' is Definitely Noteworthy

ZEALnyc | Posted 10.27.2016 | Arts

Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes in 'Her Notes.' Photo: Rosalie O'Connor By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, October 27, 2016 Jessica Lang...

Broadway Stars perform at the 20th Anniversary 'Nothing Like A Dame' Benefit honoring Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie

ZEALnyc | Posted 10.14.2016 | Arts

Marin Mazzie; photo: Mike Sharkey By Don Adkins, ZEALnyc Managing Editor, October 14, 2016 Using the song title from South Pacific as its mission an...

Misty Copeland Explains Why The Ballet World Isn't Changing Quickly Enough

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts

Misty Copeland will never forget her first ballet class. She was 13 years old when it happened. At that age, she was used to sitting in the bleachers ...

Misty Copeland Is A 21st-Century Queen In New Photo Book

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts

Photographer Gregg Delman says he first came across the icon that is Misty Copeland in a magazine in 2011. Captivated by her gaze and chiseled physiqu...

This Photo Says Everything About Being A Ballerina Of Color Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts

Today is paint day. 🎨 #keepingbusyformysanity A photo posted by Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy (@chyrstynmariah) on Sep 1, 2016 at 8:35am PDT In a ...

Ballerina Misty Copeland Marries Longtime Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.12.2017 | Weddings

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s love life is on point(e)! On Sunday, she tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Olu Evans at the Montage Hotel in Laguna ...

'The Misty Effect' Is Exposing New Audiences To The Beauty Of Ballet

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices

Misty Copeland knows how to put on a show. As the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland also knows how to attract new audiences to...

The Misty Effect

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Halperin | Posted 07.18.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Misty Copeland To Join Disney's Live-Action 'Nutcracker' Movie

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts

Most often, stalking prima ballerina Misty Copeland on Instagram leads to a stream of balancing acts, feats of strength and devastatingly gorgeous bal...

Misty Copeland Dances To The Heavenly Sounds Of Cynthia Erivo's Voice

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts

What do you get when you put a Tony-winning Broadway performer in the room with a history-making ballerina? Apparently, a stunning rendition of George...

How Prince Helped Misty Copeland Realize Her ‘Full Potential'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts

Throughout his life and career, Prince was known for lifting up the women around him. He employed female engineers and producers when there were even ...

Misty Copeland and Daniil Simkin in the Greatest Tragedy of Them All: Romeo and Juliet at the Met

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

American Ballet Theatre's Daniil Simkin and Misty Copeland in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York (Photo:...

Star Female Athletes Spark More Recognition for Women in Sports Marketing

Lauren Neidigh | Posted 05.16.2016 | Sports
Lauren Neidigh

The industry has started to see female athletes as champions and role models, not just reality TV stars and fashion icons. If they continue to market towards women with these types of positive messages, advertisers will profit from a huge consumer base.

The Gugulethu Project: From the Townships of South Africa to the World's Ballet Stages

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Today, with more training opportunities available to talented young black students, filling the pipeline for these programs remains a challenge. How do you spot talent and recruit students when they may have no idea what ballet is?

Parallels between the Artistry of Ballet and the Dance of Business

Selina Petosa | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Selina Petosa

With the rise of wildly talented ballerina Misty Copeland, the mold of the traditional ballerina has been shattered. Copeland's success paves the way ...

'The Artist's Compass': Making a Life in the Performing Arts

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

He was a self-taught musician who fought epic battles with music industry giants to gain control of his work. He championed the rights of artists at a...

Misty Copeland On Why Having Her Own Barbie Matters

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women

Misty Copeland has officially been turned into a Barbie. And for the 33-year-old principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, the doll is about m...

Powerful New Book Wants You To Know That 'Brown Girls Do Ballet'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts

"I think that being African American has definitely been a huge obstacle for me," Misty Copeland explained in a conversation with President Barrack Ob...