Misty Copeland

via HelloBeautiful: It’s a dream come true for Misty Copeland to star in the Disney adaptation Nutcracker And The Four Realms. Misty, who danced in the classic ballet when she was 13, calls it a “full circle” moment. She is the brown ballerina she had always hoped to see. We caught up with the principal dancer and spoke […]

Source: Grant Lamos IV / Getty via HelloBeautiful: Misty Copeland has twirled and leapt her way into a new deal with Estee Lauder. The Estee Lauder brand has always evoked an image of femininity, elegance, and grace. So, it’s no surprise that the prima ballerina has signed on for a new promotional deal with the iconic […]

Ballet star Misty Copeland will take on guest judge duties for two episodes of “World of Dance,” NBC’s new competition series from fellow judge and executive producer Jennifer Lopez. The prima ballerina will appear on the July 18 and July 25 episodes, during Round 3 of the competition “The Cut,” during which half of the […]

There have been plenty of stories about why you shouldn’t wear a full face of makeup to the gym, as well as ones that give you advice on what to wear if you just can’t work out without it. But if you ask prima ballerina Misty Copeland, the gym is a place for sweat, not […]

Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer with American Ballet Theater has a new book where she shares excerpts from her journal and includes real-life recipes. She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way To A Leaner, Stronger And More Graceful You. What does a Ballerina’s body look […]

Unbelievable strength mixed with incomparable grace and beauty, with a dash of determination, equals the Black girl magic of ballerina Misty Copeland. When Copeland came to fame as the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the historic American Ballet Theater Company, we all had a new superhero icon — and she wore not […]

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 […]

Their first dance must have been epic.  Misty Copeland married her boyfriend of ten years, Olu Evans, on Sunday, PEOPLE has confirmed. Copeland, 33, the first African-American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, announced her engagement to Evans, an attorney (who also happens to be Taye Diggs’ cousin), in the September 2015 issue […]

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 […]

Misty Copeland has gone from living in a motel to dancing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. Literally.  In June 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Still, she strives for more. At 33, the prima ballerina has amassed innumerable accolades, […]

Prima ballerina Misty Copeland is being honored with a Barbie doll in her likeness, the doll’s maker announced on Monday. Copeland, 33, made history last year when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre. She appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday to unveil the […]