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Misty Copeland Ballet

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...

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...

Ballet in the Mainstream: Is It a Good Thing?

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

Over the past several years, we have watched ballet slowly float down from the stage, into the audience, and eventually, beyond the theaters into the "normal" world, infiltrating both artistic mediums and social media.