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 […]
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...
Here's to the woman who paved the way for Misty Copeland.
Her mentor's new book tells the story of breaking racial barriers in ballet in the 1950s
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 […]
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...
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.
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.
A class became a larger learning experience when Ms. Copeland and Carmen de Lavallade talked about breaking down barriers for black dancers.
"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 […]
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
Lord, I love a gala.
Misty Copeland opens up to Glamour magazine in the October 2017 issue about the importance of women seeing themselves represented in beauty ads.
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...
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 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! ]]
Misty Copeland for Estée Lauder Modern Muse.
"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."
An endorsement deal is seen as a vote of confidence in the popular appeal of ballet — and especially of Ms. Copeland.
This casting is on pointe.