Last year Misty Copeland made history, as she was named the first African-American woman principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.  She is making history again, as she unveiled her very own Barbie on Good Morning America yesterday. Copeland said she worked closely alongside the Barbie team to make sure the doll resembled her as […]

Variety's Power of Women Luncheon honored powerful Black women in Hollywood including Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Misty Copeland. The

President Barack Obama has never been shy about his adoration for First Lady Michelle Obama and expressed more of that loving sentiment in an interview with TIME magazine. Joining the President was American Ballet Theater’s first Black principal dancer, Misty Copeland for a frank discussion on race, gender, body image and much more. TIME’s Maya Rhodan […]


Ontario-bred ballerina Katlyn Addison became the third Black dancer to play the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Ballet West’s Nutcracker production.

Among the honorees were Misty Copeland, Caitlyn Jenner, the U.S women's soccer team, family members and survivors of the Charleston Massacre, Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Holmes and Cecile Richards.

A Ballerina’s Tale, a documentary based on Misty Copeland, is set to be released in select theaters soon.  The film is based on her nearly career-ending injury as well as her struggles with body image and race as a ballerina. Copeland was the only African-American ballet dancer at the American Ballet Theater for about 10 […]

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Misty Copeland continues to break down barriers in the dance world. The 32-year-old is set to perform a pas de deux with fellow ABT dancer, Gabe Stone Shayer from Sleeping Beauty. The pair will give the audience a glimpse of the ballet at the Michigan Opera Theater’s annual Opera Ball Gala fundraiser this October. Copeland […]

Talk about #BlackGirlMagic. With an ongoing conversation about justice, race, and diversity dominating media in recent months, it’s only right that some of the largest magazines…


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