Misty Copeland

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.”

Top 5 Quotes From Misty Copeland and President Obama's Time Magazine Interview

The two spoke at length about body image and the pressures of being trailblazers for their race in their respective fields. Here are our five favorite quotes. 

See Misty Copeland Recreate Edgar Degas' Iconic Ballerina Artwork

Copeland appears in the re-creations for a new Harper’s Bazaar story. 

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.

15 Remarkable Women of Color Who Rocked 2015

It’s been a big year for these 15 changemakers from the worlds of political activism, art, literature, fitness and entrepreneurship.

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.” 

Misty Copeland Becomes Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater

The ballet star is the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater.

Time Magazine Unveils 2015's 100 Most Influential People

Laverne Cox, Misty Copeland and the “titan” Kanye West are just a few people of color on the list.

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