Tag: misty copeland

It’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Here Are Some Awesome Women in Dance!

We always love a chance to celebrate women—especially when they’re dancing women. Female artists are powerful, strong, delicate, caring, thoughtful, complex, emotional and compelling. They captivate us with their storytelling and technique. We are so thankful for their willingness to share their gifts with the world! Here’s a list of women (that is in no […]

San Francisco Ballet & Athleta Just Created a Collection That's Perfect for Your Holiday Wish List

Just in time for Nutcracker season (and the cold weather that has us layering on our coziest warmups), fitness brand Athleta teamed up with San Francisco Ballet for their first Athleta Dance collection. Available beginning November 27, the capsule collection will include designs in women’s and girl’s sizes inspired by and created in collaboration with […]

American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland Leads a Youth Ballet Class, Featuring a Living Legend

With barres lining the charming Harlem Stage, a group of young students from Dance Theater of Harlem and Harlem School of the Arts emerged from the wings. Among them was the petite ballet superstar, American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland. Harlem Stage in association with Dance Theater of Harlem and the Harlem School of the […]

The Top 5 Quotes from Misty Copeland’s Tell-All Interview with Smithsonian Magazine

The April issue of Smithsonian magazine featured ABT principal Misty Copeland. She opened up about misconceptions about ballerinas, what it was like to work with Prince and discussed her new “Ballet Across America” program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Here are five of our favorite quotes from the interview. On one of the […]

6 Ballet Instagrams Worth Following

@jamesbwhitesideWho: American Ballet Theatre principal James WhitesideFollowers: 96.6KWhat you’ll see: a lot of muscles and humor, with a healthy dose of cat photosWhat may surprise you: Whiteside moonlights as the drag queen Ühu Betch and pop singer JbDubs. @londonballerina Who: Royal Ballet principal Lauren CuthbertsonFollowers: 43KWhat you’ll see: beauty in the little things—nature, architecture, costume […]

Where Athletic Dancers Meet Dancing Athletes

What do the late Muhammad Ali and Misty Copeland have in common? They are both in the National Museum of Dance’s new exhibition, The Dancing Athlete, in Saratoga Springs, New York. The exhibit explores the connections between dance and sports through photography, video footage, costume/attire, sculpture and other memorabilia. Featured artists and athletes include Jacob’s […]

Misty Copeland Documentary Coming Soon

In June of this year Misty Copeland made history by becoming the first African-American principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Having accomplished her dream, Copeland isn’t stopping there. With two books, a Broadway debut in On the Town and multiple commercial endorsements under her belt, her next move is to the silver screen in a […]

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