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Misty Copeland's Performance Will Make You Want to Sign Up For Ballet Lessons ASAP

5 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The first African-American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland, continued to back up her prestigious rank with a recent breathtaking piece choreographed by Marcelo Gomes. On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the dancer performed alongside renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma as he played "Courante" from Bach's Cello Suite No. Show More Summary

The Misty Copeland Problem

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The problem with Misty’s fame, however, is precisely it’s relationship to her ethnicity; she should be known as an incredible dancer who is a principal at American Ballet Theatre, not as an incredible dancer who is the first African American to be named a principal at American Ballet Theatre. To see her as an African […]

EXCLUSIVE: James Whiteside Heads Backstage At The Blonds NYFW Show

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

We let loose James Whiteside, American Ballet Theater principal dancer (and boyfriend of a certain Drag Race alum), backstage at The Blonds New York Fashion Week show. Related: Phillipe Blond Is The Inspiration For New Genderfluid Mannequins Inspired by the “true story” of Nefertiti and Akhenaten meeting at a disco, the collection, like all Blonds... Read more »

Misty Copeland Makes One Young Dancer's Dream Come True

'Nurturing young dancers of color is a passion point for American Ballet Theatre principal ballerina Misty Copeland, so watching her share life lessons and insights with young ballerina Gabrielle Langevine may not completely surprise you but it will warm your heart.' -- +ESSENCE

Misty Copeland Fights Prejudice in a New Documentary

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Misty Copeland made history in June when she became the first black woman in the American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history to be promoted to principal dancer, and a forthcoming documentary will look at what she had to endure to get there. The trailer for A Ballerina's Tale shows a glimmer of the... More »

Watch Misty Copeland Talk Ballet Discrimination in New Doc About Her Life

In this trailer for Nelson George’s documentary A Ballerina’s Tale, Misty Copeland—who in June became the first black principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater—talks about the familiar feeling of isolation in a whitewashed industry. Read more...

Dancer James B. Whiteside (AKA JbDubs) Is Physical Perfection

last monthLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Principal American Ballet Theatre dancer James B. Whiteside poses for a new photo series.

Misty Copeland's Success Story Is a Model for Black Women in Every Career

As an accomplished ballet dancer, Misty Copeland knows how to soar and spin. Her promotion to principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has propelled her to heights once considered unthinkable: She is the first African-American woman to receive the prestigious ballet company's highest rank. Show More Summary

Julie Kent’s New Jobs At ABT

“Julie Kent, the star ballerina who retired as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater in June, is taking on several new roles with the company, including as the artistic director of its summer intensive programs for young dancers.”

Ballet Dancer James B. Whiteside Shows Off His Body

last monthLGBT / Gay :

In addition to his work as a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, Out100 honoree James Whiteside belts out tunes as his pop star alter-ego JbDUBS. His other project: performing with his boyfriend Milk (a.k.a. Dan Donigan;...Show More Summary

Misty Copeland Makes Her Broadway Debut

Just one week after becoming the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland announced another career milestone -- she would make her Broadway debut in the revival of “On The Town” on August 25th. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland went out 'On the Town' for her Broadway debut

2015 is shaping up to be the year of Misty Copeland. In addition to becoming the first black principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre this past June, the dancer also made her Broadway debut last night in On theShow More Summary

Misty Copeland Will be En Pointe in Detroit  

Misty Copeland, who made history this summer when she became the first black woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater (ABT), is heading to Detroit. The 32-year-old is joining the ABT’s cast of The Sleeping Beauty at the Detroit Opera House in the Spring 2016, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Misty Copeland Engaged After Becoming First Black Principal Ballerina At American Ballet Theatre [Video]

Misty Copeland is engaged. And Misty, who just has been soaring to her goal of educating the world on what it means to be a black ballet dancer, feels that her life is soaring as well, reported Rolling Out. “I can’t believe my life right now,” said Copeland. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland and Lauren Anderson Share The Stage In Houston

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

25 years before Misty Copeland became ABT's first African-American principal ballet dancer, Lauren Anderson was the first "brown girl" to be made principal at Houston Ballet. In a special Houston event, the pair came together to answer questions about their lives as dancers and the challenges of being black ballerinas in a still, traditionally white art form.

ABT’s Newest Principal Is 37 – And Came Back From An Injury That Nearly Ended Her Career

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Just as she was turning 30, Stella Abrera damaged her back and sciatic nerve; recovery took 18 months and a relearning of her technique. Six years later, she’s been made a principal dancer. “It’s got to be unprecedented by someone at my age, at this point in the game to be promoted.”

Covent Garden loses principal dancer

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Rupert Pennefather, a company star for the past 16 years, is seeking his fortune elsewhere. Immediately. This was unforeseen. Changes will have to be made to the coming season. Official version here.

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?

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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)

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