getty images: As the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is attracting new audiences to see a ballet, many of whom are witnessing the beauty of the art for the very first time. It’s being dubbed “The Misty Effect.” “The Misty Effect” describes the “unprecedented impact Copeland has on people who are […]

Misty Copeland knows how to put on a show. As the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland also knows how to attract new audiences to see a ballet, many of whom are witnessing the beauty of it for the very first time. Behold, the Misty effect. “The Misty Effect” describes the unprecedented impact […]

Misty Copeland is making the leap — or maybe a grand jeté — to the big screen. The prima ballerina has nabbed a role in Disney’s forthcoming “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” movie. Copeland posted a picture of the script on her Instagram account with the caption: “I’m thrilled to be a part of […]

Director Nelson George gives viewers a peek into the incredible life of Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer of New York’s American Ballet Theatre … or of any ballet company, period. “A Ballerina’s Tale: The Incredible Rise of Misty Copeland,” airing tonight on PBS, moves quickly through the the prima ballerina’s unstable upbringing in San Pedro, […]

Nurturing young dancers of color is a passion point for American Ballet Theatre principal ballerina and ESSENCE cover girl Misty Copeland. Watching her share life lessons and insights with young ballerina Gabrielle Langevine may not completely surprise you, but it will warm your heart! source:

Last summer, I was told that a grand piano had somehow washed up ashore directly under the Brooklyn Bridge. How could that happen? I thought. Was it a joke? I had to see it for myself. So, as I often do with camera at hand, I got on my bicycle to see what people were […]

Misty Copeland and her rise atop the ranks of the competitive world of ballet has been one barrier-shattering moment after another. On Tuesday, it was announced that Copeland became the first African-American Principal Ballerina at theAmerican Ballet Theatre. Copeland was joined by Stella Abrera, Alban Lendorf, and Maria Kochetkova as principal dancers for the ABT, which is […]

Congratulations are in order. One of the most famous African-American ballerinas just made history by becoming the first Black woman to hold the position of…

Bravos, bouquets and most of all a clear sense of history reigned at the Metropolitan Opera House on Wednesday as Misty Copeland made her New York debut in “Swan Lake,” a key moment for the popular ballerina whom many hope will soon become the American Ballet Theater’s first black principal dancer. Copeland, 32, earned whoops and […]

History will be made at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on the evening of Thursday, April 9, when Misty Copeland, a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, joins Brooklyn Mack of the Washington Ballet in a performance of Swan Lake. Copeland and Mack, both African American, will go where no dancers of color have gone before. […]

Ballerina rock star Misty Copeland appears in the upcoming Rick Burns documentary, American Ballet Theatre at 75, in honor of the prestigious classical ballet company’s 75th anniversary year. Copeland, a soloist in the company, joined in 2007 as just the third African-American female soloist in its 75-year history. It was a lifelong dream realized for the 32-year-old […]

  This year has certainly been one of many biopics. With the production of several big name projects already in the works, such as the Aaliyah, Whitney Houston and N.W.A. made-for-TV movies, production companies are clamoring for the next big story. Now, Deadline reports that famed American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland has landed a […]