Misty Copeland One of Crain’s “40 Under 40”

Jay-Z once quipped, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” The same could be said about Misty Copeland, only she’s, you know, a strong, amazing, dancing woman. Her success extends so far beyond the ballet world, it’s no surprise to...

JR and Misty: Dance Movies at Tribeca Film Festival

Screen capture from Les Bosquets Les Bosquets Last year, French visual artist JR participated in the creation of Les Bosquets, an original piece for New York City Ballet. Now, the artist has announced he will premiere a film based on the ballet at next month’s Tribeca...

Misty Copeland Mentors Young Dancers in New TV Show

Copeland with Brooklyn Mack (She will make her U.S. debut as Odette/Odile in 2015 in The Washington Ballet’s Swan Lake.) As many artists know, being a great dancer does not necessarily make you a great teacher. No matter your talent, it takes dedication and...

The Misty Movie

We dance-lovers have known Misty Copeland is stunning and amazing for years, but the mainstream media is just catching on. This is good news for us, because it means more ballet on TV (her Under Armour ad that stopped the blogosphere in its tracks earlier this month),...

12 Days of Holiday Thanks: Misty Copeland

It’s rare when a late-starter becomes a professional dancer—much less with one of ballet’s most prestigious companies—but Misty Copeland breaks the mold. She experienced her first tendu at 13, thanks to a Boys and Girls Club, and today, she’s...

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