Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Misty Copeland Named First Black Female Principal At American Ballet Theatre

The Missouri-born dancer has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in the dancing field.


3.4.13 Ballet Dancer

Black Ballerinas Address The Issue Of Race In Ballet World

American 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.