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Misty Copeland on Race, Talent and Ballet: The Charlie Rose Show

'Ballerina Misty Copeland talks about becoming the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, and the responsibility she feels to those who didn't have the opportunities she's had.' -- +Charlie Rose

What Will Restored U.S.-Cuba Relations Mean For Ballet?

“Cuban dancers and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, founded by Alicia Alonso, are known all over the world. … Here & Now’‘s Meghna Chakrabarti spoke with José Manuel Carreño, a Cuban-born former principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, who is now artistic director of Silicon Valley Ballet.” (audio)

What Misty Copeland’s Success Reveals About Race In The Arts

Misty Copeland in an Under Armour commercial Misty Copeland made history on June 30th when she was promoted within the  American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African American ballerina to reach the rank of Principal Dancer and the second-ever black soloist in the traditionally white ballet company. Show More Summary

Face paint and reputation repair

We were all as excited as could be to see that the two new ABT principals were going to appear jointly on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to talk about their new positions and answer the question, "How should a dancer...

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2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

According to this news release, Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer Simon Wexler has joined ABT in some unknown capacity. If true, that would be the second dancer from TBT to join ABT this year - the first being corps dancer...

26 Black Female Choreographers And Dancers You Should Know

Last week Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre Company. It is a big reason to celebrate the dance world, and also a great time to call attention to the other black female choreographers and dancers who are dominating the industry. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland Got Her Promotion To Principal – And Now She’s Heading To Broadway

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Copeland plans to join the cast of ‘On the Town’ for two weeks beginning on Aug. 25, stepping into the toe shoes of Megan Fairchild, the New York City Ballet principal dancer who originally played the role of Ivy in the production and is leaving the show next month.”

Misty Copeland Made History Last Week, Makes Broadway Debut Next Month

Just last week, Misty Copeland became the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre in the company’s 75-year history. Never one to rest on her laurels, she is already preparing for her next challenge. Show More Summary

Adweek Daily Brief: Under Armour honors Misty Copeland

Under Armour honored Misty Copeland with a sweet surprise after the American Ballet Theatre named her their new principal dancer. Plus, the Clio Sports Awards honor the best work in sports marketing and advertising, recognizing brands including Gatorade and Nike. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland heading to Broadway's 'On the Town'

Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned—a debut on Broadway. Producers... To view the full story, click the title link.

Under Armour Honors Misty Copeland With Hashtag That Led to a Car Full of Flowers

Under Armour couldn't sit idly by on Tuesday when Misty Copeland was named the first African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history—not after the famous TV spot that helped burnish both dancer and brand. Show More Summary

Under Armour/Misty Copeland Score With ABT Promotion

Misty Copeland has leapt from the American Ballet Theater stage to an everyday name as Under Armour’s new spokesperson. Under Armour has now placed a bet that has paid off, as Copeland has now been promoted to principal dancer for ABT, thus pushing her further into the spotlight. Show More Summary

African American Ballerina Misty Copeland Crosses 75 Year Color Lines

African American Ballerina Misty Copeland has shattered a 75 year strong ceiling at the American Ballet Theater and has soared to the organization’s top spot as its first African American Principal Dancer. Despite feature roles in such productions as Swan Lake, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the 32 year old Kansas City native, who joined ABT in 2001 Keep Reading ?

Quick hit: Misty Copeland has been named principal dancer at ABT

Ballerina Misty Copeland (she who was too old and had the wrong feet, legs, turnout, torso, and bust to even start training as a ballet dancer at age 13) has been named a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre -- the first African-American woman to rise to that position in the company's nearly 80-year history. Continue reading ?

Misty Copeland's Rise: The Banker and the Ballerina

Valentino Carlotti, partner at Goldman Sachs, talks about how he became the patron of Misty Copeland, who has been named the first African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.        

How to Work Out Like a Ballerina

Just like all athletes, dancers need to cross-train too. So when it comes to trading pointe shoes for sneakers, we wanted to know how a professional dancer stays long and lean. We asked Lauren Fadeley, a principal dancer at the Pennsylvania Ballet, to let us in on her regular workout (the one she does when she's not rehearsing for six hours a day). Show More Summary

5 Things You Need To Know About Ballerina Misty Copeland

Post by Adriana Velez. It's a thrilling day for one ambitious ballerina: Misty Copeland just became principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. It's not just a personal triumph for her -- Copeland is the first black principal dancer at ABT. Show More Summary

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"In the racially underrepresented world of ballet, Misty has already had an historic impact. Now, as a groundbreaking principal dancer, she will continue to inspire and make possible much-needed changes for our field and for the arts...Show More Summary

Misty Copeland makes history with American Ballet Theater

Misty Copeland has become the first African-American woman in the American Ballet Theater's 75 year history to be promoted to Principal Dancer. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) has the story.        

Misty Copeland is the first black principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Misty Copeland, whose personal story and social media prowess helped make her a rare celebrity in ballet, made history Tuesday as the first black female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. The New York-based company, one of the most prestigious ballet companies which has welcomed top...

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