Many of you may not know who Misty Copeland is, but you may have seen one of her pictures floating around in the world wide web, as she is known for taking striking dance photos. Well, Misty is a lot more than just a viral photo sensation, she is the epitome of dance & ballet! Misty has been holding it down for years, inspiring so many dancers of colour to be the best they can be! Voicing her opinion about being Afrikan American, being a person of colour in Ballet and setting an example for young girls, and the world that you don’t have to be “white, and rail thin” to be a ballerina. And now, she has done it again! Misty Copeland also known as, Misty On Pointe, changes the game by becoming the First Afrikan American Principal Dancer in the 75 years of American Ballet Theatre!
If you don’t know what it means to be a Principal dancer, just look at it like, a headliner, a star, a big freaking deal, THE BIGGEST DEAL!!! Here’s a bit of what the NY Times had to say;
Misty Copeland, whose openness about race in ballet helped to make her one of the most famous ballerinas in the United States, was promoted on Tuesday by American Ballet Theater, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.
Her promotion — after more than 14 years with the company, nearly eight as a soloist — came as Ms. Copeland’s fame spread far beyond traditional dance circles.
She made the cover of Time magazine this year, was profiled by “60 Minutes” and presented a Tony Award on this year’s telecast. She has written a memoir and a children’s book, and has more than a half-million followers on Instagram. An online ad she made for Under Armour has been viewed more than 8 million times, and she is the subject of a documentary screened this year at the Tribeca Film Festival….More at NYTIMES
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