In March, I shared this incredible group photo of young ballerinas posing together, and though most comments were some variation of, “YAAASSS,” there were many who complained about the lack of tights and pointe shoes to match the dancers’ skin.
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.
In Sydney, Australia, a young girl named Stephanie Kurlow plans to become the world’s first ballerina in a hijab—despite haters, both within and outside the Muslim community, who say that Muslims shouldn’t dance.
Misty Copeland, the first black principal ballerina for the American Ballet Theater, is getting her own intersection in her hometown of San Pedro, California next month. Happy early holidays!
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Misty Copeland came to our office and we gave her trash.
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.”
Misty Copeland has been promoted to principal dancer by the American Ballet Theater, becoming the company’s first black female principal in its 75-year history. Hell yes.
Misty Copeland is getting her own show on Oxygen called The Misty Copeland Project. The channel best known for Bad Girls Club and Snapped (aka the best show on TV) is relying on the ballerina to help them make you forget about all those murderous women and squawk-filled cat fights.
The amazing Misty Copeland recently went on NPR Morning Edition, where she discussed her experiences being the American Ballet Theatre's first black soloist in two decades.
Misty Copeland overcame tremendous odds to land her position as a female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre (the first black woman in twenty years to do so), then recounted her story in a memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina. Now Hollywood is working on a biopic.
After decades of telling women they're fat and they smell and their faces are busted, advertisers have finally figured out that—wonder of wonders!—sometimes a positive message strikes a better tone. But just how pleased should we really be with "empowerment marketing"?
Earlier this year, Under Armour released a set of ads starring American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland. As part of their push to gain more of the women's market, they've now put out their first commercial with Copeland, who looks pretty badass.
Dancers Misty Copeland, Ashley Murphy and Ebony Williams are on the cover of Pointe looking amazing for the magazine’s summer issue.
American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland has joined the Under Armour fitness wear company as a spokesperson and her advertisement photos are awe-inspiring. I really need to do more of squats and calf exercises, guys, I'm slipping.