Misty Copeland made history this week as the first black woman to be named principle dancer at the American Ballet Theater. In a new interview, Copeland says, “This has all become more than I ever imagined.”
Alice Barker is 102 years old and lives in a nursing home. She looks frail now, but back in the 30s and 40s she was a professional dancer who shook it at clubs during the Harlem renaissance. She danced with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, but she’s never seen a video of her performances—until…
Asuncion, Paraguay, January 1: A dancer, wearing a traditional dress, waits to perform during Paraguay's bicentennial celebrations. Paraguay will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain on May 14.
[Jember, August 8. A dancer performs during Jember fashion carnival in Jember, East Java, Indonesia. The annual event to showcase creations by local fashion designers was held with theme of world treasure. Image via AP]
[Auckland, August 2. A Singapore dancer performs in front of the Youth Olympic Torch at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre.]
[London, July 14. A belly dancer performer dances outside the Cirque Du FrostFrench party at the FrostFrench Store. Image via Getty]
[Sydney, July 6. Sydneysiders participate in a world record attempt for the most people dancing in slippers in one place at Martin Place]