At just 32 years old, Misty Copeland has made history and helped pave the way for future dancers of color.
The accomplished ballet dancer received a historic promotion yesterday when she was named the first black principal ballerina at American Ballet Theater. Copeland, who was previously named one of Time’s 100 most influential people, is the first black principal ballerina in the company’s 75 year history.
E! News spoke with Misty about her day following her triumphant accomplishment as well as … read more
History was made in the ballet world this week when soloist Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer, thereby becoming the first black female principal in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland, now 32 years old, has been dancing with the American Ballet Theatre for over 14 years, nearly eight as a soloist. Most recently, she starred as Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake” at the Met, a role dance critic Alastair Macaulay called “the most epic role in world ballet.” “Two aspects … read more
Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history, spoke about her career on Tuesday at Lincoln Center. Amid the overwhelming response to her historic appointment, she was adamant that she isn’t an “overnight sensation.” Having struggled with self-doubt as a young ballerina, she strives to encourage aspiring dancers to envision a brighter future. “You have to have believe in yourself. Before anyone else, you really have to … read more
“I realized that I could put her body into positions and she could hold them and all of the positions were beautiful.” Tuesday morning, the American Ballet Theatre stopped delaying the inevitable and finally appointed Misty Copeland a principal ballerina. The first black principal in ABT’s 75-year history, Copeland is also a bonafide cultural icon — a Time cover star with more than a half a million followers on Instagram. As Copeland’s famously varied fans could tell you, the 32-year-old is … read more
Misty Copeland’s moving on up! As expected on Tuesday, June 30, New York City’s American Ballet Theatre promoted the 32-year-old ballet dancer to its highest honor — principal dancer. Making Tuesday’s announcement extra special for Copeland, her fans, and aspiring ballerinas worldwide is the fact that Copeland is the first African American dancer to be named principal in the company’s 75-year history. “Misty proves that success is not about how you grow up or the color of your skin. Her story — … read more
Misty Copeland has been promoted to principal ballerina with American Ballet Theater. And with that promotion, she makes history as the first African-American dancer to achieve that position in the company’s 75-year history. Copeland, 32, has danced with the company for 14 years. She became the first black ballerina to star in its production of Swan Lake at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera house only last week and has talked openly about race and her status as role model while enjoying fame that … read more
Congratulations, Misty Copeland.
The 32-year-old ballet dancer received a historic promotion today when she was named the first black principal ballerina at American Ballet Theater. Copeland, who was previously named one of Time’s 100 most influential people, is the first black principal ballerina in the company’s 75 year history.
“Thank you!!!” the gorgeous dancer tweeted today in response to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the news.
Copeland first joined ABT in 2000 before becoming … read more
Misty Copeland, the ballet dancer who’s been making history by challenging racial bias in the world of ballet, has just been become the first black female principle dancer in the 75-year history of the American Dance Theater.
In an interview with MTV’s LookDifferent last year, Copeland said, “I think that the ballet world is so far behind the rest of the world with growth and accepting diversity. So, it’s kind of been something that I’ve wanted to do: bring diversity to the ballet world … read more
When Maddie Ziegler isn’t dancing with Kristen Wiig at the Grammy Awards or starring in music videos, like the jaw-dropping one for Sia’s hit “Chandelier,” the breakout tween star can be found flipping through a new book. She tells Us Weekly exactly what’s next on her 2015 summer reading list.
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
“It’s pretty much like Clue,” the tween star of Sia’s “Chandelier” video raves of the clever murder mystery. “I only have 10 chapters left!”
Autumn Falls … read more
It is hard to imagine, but Kim Kardashian was once a shy retiring wallflower.
The 34-year-old has revealed she struggled to out herself out there socially when she was younger.
Speaking to Today’s Matt Lauer on Tuesday night as part of his segment with some of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Kim was asked what advice she would give her younger self. While the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star did not answer the question directly, she did give an insight of what she was like growing … read more
When it comes to the runway she owns it and always proves to be queen on the catwalk.
But on Tuesday evening, Naomi Campbell added another title to her long list of monikers as she became the life of the party at the Time 100 Gala.
Held at Jazz in New York’s Lincoln Center, the 44-year-old was pictured with her hands in the air as she danced while Kanye West took to the stage.
Scroll Down For Video Making her was inside the event, Naomi was in high spirits as she flashed her pearly white while walking … read more
Actress and UN ambassador Watson recognised by Time for ‘gutsy, smart feminism’ From SheKnows UK Emma Watson has been recognised by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Not bad for a young woman who just celebrated her 25th birthday. Watson is one of four Brits on the Time list, with Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, the former Argyll salmon farmer who founded the charity Mary’s Meals, which sets up school meal projects in some of the world’s most deprived communities, also making … read more
Actresses Reese Witherspoon, Olivia Wilde, Amber Heard and artist Jack Pierson joined the intimate soiree celebrating Tiffany & Co.’s 2015 Blue Book Collection at the invitation-only dinner. These one-of-a-kind creations arrive with a breathtaking celebration that embody the beauty, glamour and design that is synonymous with Tiffany. p In the midst of mingling and marveling at pieces from the collection firsthand, guests had their portraits taken by world-renowned photographer Jessica Craig-Martin, … read more
The Rev. Al Sharpton received a big present for his 60th birthday bash — $1 million in contributions to help bail out his nonprofit National Action Network. A thick, glossy program distributed to guests who attended the lavish Four Seasons party Wednesday night lays out the companies that ponied up. ATT and the developer Forest City Ratner paid for full page ads at what was called the “Activist Level.” GE Asset Management and Walmart saluted NAN with half-page ads at the “Preacher Level.” … read more