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Watch: Misty Copeland Bedazzles the World and Offers Food for Thought

Misty Copeland has gone from living in a motel to dancing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. Literally. In June 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Still, she strives for more. At 33, the prima ballerina has amassed innumerable accolades, […]

New York City Ballet Dancer Promoted To Principal Right Before Curtain Goes Up

“Peter Martins, the ballet master in chief of New York City Ballet, loves to give his dancers happy surprises. On Tuesday evening, moments before the curtain rose on Hallelujah Junction, Mr. Martins’s brisk, galvanic work set to John Adams, he promoted Taylor Stanley, one of its leads, to principal dancer.”

Finally! Nude Leotards For All Skin Tones Are A Huge Jeté In The Right Direction

Misty Copeland made history in June 2015 when she became the first black female principal dancer at American Ballet Theater. The Brown Girls Do Ballet Instagram has almost 90,000 followers, spawning both a book and a movement. Slowly...Show More Summary

Congratulations Taylor Stanley

What great news that New York City Ballet has once again fully recognized one of its most talented, interesting, and deserving dancers with a promotion to Principal. Prior to his last minute substitution in Hallelujah Junction last night, Taylor Stanley...

Google creates 13 emoji to represent working women

Spend any time tapping out emoji and you've probably noticed that women are confined to three principal roles: bride, princess and dancer.  While these are lovely things to be, the limited selection grows tiresome quickly, especially...Show More Summary

The Life Lessons Of A Young ABT Principal Dancer

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Dance is a great metaphor for pursuing your life and path to the fullest that requires discipline, passion, grace, and precision.”

Why does the Misty Copeland Barbie doll look so … white?

On Monday, Mattel rolled out a Barbie doll modeled on ballerina Misty Copeland, who broke the color barrier at American Ballet Theatre last summer when she was promoted to the top rank of principal dancer, a first for an African American woman. So why doesn’t the Barbie look like her? It resembles Copeland in some […]

Ballerina Misty Copeland chats about Barbie, fashion and body image

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, has starred in “Swan Lake,” been on the cover of Time magazine, been profiled by “60 Minutes," been featured in a Prince video and has starred in advertising campaigns such as Under Armour's “I Will...

History-Making Dancer Now Has Her Own Barbie, Too

Misty Copeland made history last year when she became the American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer. This year, another honor: Mattel has released a Barbie doll in Copeland's likeness, MyNewsLA reports. The doll is part of the Barbie "Sheroes" line, which honors female role models including filmmaker Ava...

Misty Copeland Unveils Her New Barbie Sheroes Doll

Ballerina Misty Copeland first made history as the first black principal dancer for American Ballet Theater, and now she has another milestone in her life. The ballet dancer has her own Barbie doll, which she unveiled today. The Misty Copeland Barbie Doll is part of the Barbie Sheroes program that honors women heroes, as reported... Show More Summary

Ballerina Misty Copeland immortalized with her own Barbie

Following the reveal of of the new multiple-size Barbie line, Mattel on Monday released a Misty Copeland doll to honor the first-African American woman to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Continue reading ? The post Ballerina Misty Copeland immortalized with her own Barbie appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Mattel Has Released a Misty Copeland Barbie Doll to Inspire Young Ballerinas

Sashaying onto Good Morning America on Monday, Misty Copeland—the first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater—debuted her collaboration with toy company Mattel as a part of the brand’s new Sheroes program: a Misty Copeland Barbie doll. Read more...

Misty Copeland On Why Having Her Own Barbie Matters

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 much more than seeing her face on a toy she used to play with as a kid. On Monday, Barbie introduced a doll made in the likeness of Copeland, who became ABT's first black female principal dancer in 2015. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland now has her own Misty Copeland Barbie doll

Misty Copeland was the American Ballet Theater’s first African American female principal dancer, so it goes without saying that (...)

Changing of the Guard: Q&A with new Atlanta Ballet artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin

San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Gennadi Nedvigin begins his new job as Atlanta Ballet’s artistic director on August 1 as just the fourth leader the ballet has had since its inception in 1929. Nedvigin will replace John McFall, who retires in June after more than 20 years leading Atlanta Ballet and taking it to new...

Misty Copeland and the Newness of the Ballerina Body

Many hope that Misty Copeland is ushering in a new era for ballet. She is the first female African American ballet dancer to have the role of Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. She has literally changed the face of the dance. Race is a central and important part of her story, but in A Ballerina’s Tale, […]

Watch Prince Perform ‘The Beautiful Ones’ With Misty Copeland

Prince's appreciation of the arts extended beyond music. He saw the beauty in ballet and made Misty Copeland his muse way before she became principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre in 2015. Not only did Copeland appear in Prince's...Show More Summary

Back in 2014, dancer Misty Copeland told us a story about working with Prince

American Ballet Theater principal, author, and Under Armour commercial star, Misty Copeland, chatted with Business Insider in 2014. She revealed how touring with Prince made her grow into an artist. Prince died on Thursday at age 57. Produced by Devan Joseph and Alana Kakoyiannis. Show More Summary

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2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Beautiful Laura Hildago (one of our all-time favorite ABT Tharp Bombers) as Titania in Liam Scarlett's production of A Midsummer's Night Dream at Queensland Ballet where Laura is a principal dancer. It just opened a couple of days ago and...

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