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Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland Biography<p>Ballet Dancer(1982–)<p>832<p>SHARES<p>Acclaimed ballerina Misty Copeland is the first African-American performer to be appointed as a …

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About<p>Ballet dancer who became the first African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theatre, eventually becoming the first …

Misty Copeland | American dancer

<b>Misty Copeland</b>, (born September 10, 1982, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.), American ballet dancer who, in 2015, became the first African American female …

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Nelson George's New Doc 'A Ballerina's Tale' Follows Misty Copeland

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Where Misty Copeland got her start before reaching the American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland, a shy San Pedro 13-year-old in overalls when her talent was discovered, was named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre on …

Ballet Star Misty Copeland Talks Overcoming Racism and Body Shaming on Her Way to the Top

Ballet has long been the province of the white and wealthy. Our daily toe-crushing ercises make pointe shoes as disposable as tissues, but they can cost as much as $80 a pair. I came from a San Pedro, California, family that didn't always have enough food to eat, let alone money to spend on a …

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Misty Copeland Achieves #SquadGoals In The Documentary 'A Ballerina's Tale'

<i>A Ballerina's Tale</i> tells the story of Misty Copeland's rise to become American Ballet Theatre's first black principal dancer.<p>Onstage, Misty Copeland's career revolves — <i>chaînés?</i> — around making hard work look easy. She breezes through Under Armour commercials and brisés through book signings, but …

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An Unlikely Ballerina

The rise of Misty Copeland.<p>On a recent August afternoon, near Nineteenth Street, two young girls with blond hair pulled back in ponytails ran past me, one of them calling out, “Daddy, Daddy, I just saw Misty Copeland!” The tone of voice might as well have been used to announce a sighting of Katy …

Why Misty Copeland? How The Star Broke A Ballet Color Barrier

You have to watch the video.<p>“Misty, take a bow,” says Kevin McKenzie, ABT’s artistic director, and the camera pans over to Misty Copeland, who is …

Dancer Misty Copeland has broken barriers to bring ballet center stage

(Angel Chevrestt)<p>When Misty Copeland was discovered at age 13 by a ballet instructor at her local Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, Calif., she was so …

Performances

Performances <br>Since 1940, American Ballet Theatre has performed in the greatest theatres around the world, creating a tradition of passion, …

The Official Website of Misty Copeland

SCROLL<br>DOWN<p>01-<p>MISTY'S STORY<p>Rising star Misty Copeland makes history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious …

Misty Copeland talks overcoming stereotypes in ballet

<i>Nightline on Fusion</i> sat down with the American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer–Misty Copeland–about making history by becoming the company’s first …

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Misty Copeland and Degas: Art of Dance

As she channels the artist Edgar Degas's most famous ballet works ahead of a new exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art, dancer Misty Copeland opens up about what it feels like to make history.<p>Ballet dancers, Misty Copeland tells me, like to be in control. It's something about ballet …

Misty Copeland to Star in On the Town on Broadway

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How Ballerina Misty Copeland Became A.B.T.’s First African-American Swan Queen

Copeland is not just any dancer, and with her starring role in Swan Lake, she knows it.<p>Misty Copeland is making history. During American Ballet Theatre’s current season at the Metropolitan Opera House, Copeland will alight on that storied Lincoln Center stage, making her New York debut as the Swan …

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