Misty Copeland Named First Black Female Principal At American Ballet TheatreThe Missouri-born dancer has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in the dancing field.
Black Ballerinas Address The Issue Of Race In Ballet WorldAmerican Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland and dance theater of Harlem artistic director Virginia Johnson have made a name for themselves in the world of ballet. They are taking part in a panel discussion titled Black Swans: Black Women in Classical Ballet.

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