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Misty Copeland Talks About Diversity And Parity In Ballet

13 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Copeland said that ABT and ballet in general are naturally moving in a direction that favors gender equality and more diversity on stage, but key to ballet’s survival is the diversification of its patrons, too. “Bringing diversity into the theater is going to keep ballet thriving and relevant and alive. To me, that’s so critical […]

Past is still important, says dancer Misty Copeland ahead of ABT's Harris Theater debut

While growing up in the northwest suburbs, I have vivid memories of my parents bringing me downtown to the Auditorium Theatre to watch American Ballet Theatre. For a young student of ballet, it doesn’t really get any better than that — I was fortunate to watch Julie Kent perform Odette/Odile in...

‘A Lot Is Still So Much the Same’: Misty Copeland on Decades of Racism and Ballet

Her mentor's new book tells the story of breaking racial barriers in ballet in the 1950s

Misty Copeland and other ABT stars honor Judy Morr

Dance lovers in Southern California are well aware of the unique relationship between American Ballet Theatre and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. That partnership blossomed 31 years ago with performances in Costa Mesa of “The Nutcracker,” choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Then, as now, standing central to the ABT-OC connection is Judy Morr, Segerstrom Center executive […]

Essential Arts & Culture: Museums facing fires, Misty Copeland onstage, and Broadway's new 'Hamilton'

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Fires and art. Misty Copeland lands in Southern California. And a new lead for “Hamilton.” I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most important culture news: CULTURE AND THE FIRES Both the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center were temporarily...

Misty Copeland on diversity in dance, her 'Nutcracker' princess and coming home for the holidays

America's most famous ballet dancer returns to Southern California to dance the role of Clara in American Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She recalls her first time dancing the holiday classic, her childhood shyness and her upcoming movie.

The Simple Exercise Misty Copeland Does 40 Times Every Morning

Ballerina Misty Copeland does 20 relevés every morning, but even non-dancers can benefit from doing calf raises. Here's why they're a simple, effective move.

From Misty Copeland: Adjustments, Tips and Inspiration

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

A class became a larger learning experience when Ms. Copeland and Carmen de Lavallade talked about breaking down barriers for black dancers.

Taking Ballet Class With Misty Copeland In Harlem

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"What started as a technique class - focused on turnout of the legs, placement of the arms, straightness of the back - became a larger kind of learning experience, when Ms. Copeland, 35, was joined for an after-class discussion by a trailblazing African-American dancer of another generation, the 86-year-old Carmen de Lavallade. The two spoke […]

Misty Copeland: "Representing Black Women in Beauty Means So Much to Me"

If there's one way to describe Misty Copeland's beauty philosophy, it's all about self-love. The dancer, who made history in 2015 when she was announced as the first black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, has faced a lifetime of comments telling her she doesn't have the "look" for ballet (read: tall, white, no curves). Show More Summary

Misty Copeland: 'It’s Important for Women to See Themselves Represented'

Misty Copeland opens up to Glamour magazine in the October 2017 issue about the importance of women seeing themselves represented in beauty ads.

Misty, Loudon and Walter

5 months agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

For my "House Call" column in the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland (go here). Misty talked about the bubble of tranquility she created growing up with a...        

Why is Misty Copeland about to dance in O.C.? Salwa!

As she sits at the front of the ballet studio at Southland Ballet Academy in Fountain Valley, Salwa Rizkalla watches a dancer so closely you can almost see her think before she speaks. “Point your toes harder when you step out,” Rizkalla says as the dancer practices her pique turns. It’s a small correction, hardly […]

US ballet superstar Misty Copeland joins The Australian Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty

6 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

US ballet superstar Misty Copeland joins The Australian Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty The Australian Ballet is thrilled to announce that American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Misty Copeland... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Misty Copeland Lands Another Big Endorsement Deal (And She's Not The Only Ballet Star Doing It)

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The ballet world took notice on Monday when Estée Lauder announced that the public face of one of its fragrances would be Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theater star.... [And] just last week Tiffany & Co. announced that it would feature another Ballet Theater star, David Hallberg, in its fall advertising campaign."

Misty Copeland Becomes a Face of Estée Lauder, and Ballet Takes Note

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

An endorsement deal is seen as a vote of confidence in the popular appeal of ballet — and especially of Ms. Copeland.

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