Ballet

The One Thing Misty Copeland Said Her Barbie Must Have

“The power of being able to see yourself represented in different spaces means so much for the growth of a young child, to be able to think they can be anything.”

Brown Girls Do Ballet Wants to Make More Misty Copelands

PBS is premiering the Misty Copeland documentary, ”A Ballerina’s Tale,” tonight (February 8). We talked to Brittani Marie, a former ballerina and the co-founder of Brown Girls Do Ballet, about the importance of Copeland’s success, her own struggles with racism and body image and what it will take to bring more girls of color into the predominantly White ballet world.

Misty Copeland to Make Broadway Debut in 'On the Town'

The rising star will be the latest to play the ballet-dancing female lead Ivy in the Broadway production of “On the Town.” 

Two Black Dancers Lead in D.C. Production of 'Swan Lake'

The ballet world takes a jeté jump into the 21st century.

Weekend Read: Misty Copeland, An Unlikely Ballerina

Copeland’s rise to the top isn’t over