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Dance: Misty Copeland to Make Her Debut This Summer as Swan Queen with ABT

American Ballet Theatre

Finally!

Misty Copeland will get her chance to be one of American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Queens this summer. According to Australia-based blogger Deborah Jones, Copeland is to make her debut as Odette/Odile when ABT performs “Swan Lake” during its upcoming tour of Australia,  in Australia.

Copeland has made no secret of her desire to ascend to the ballet world’s most important traditional ballerina roles.

In dancing the lead of “Swan Lake”  Copeland will make history, becoming the first black woman to do so in ABT’s  75-year history.

“It’s always exciting to see a dancer make their debut in a great role and it will be particularly exciting to have Misty doing this in Brisbane,” said Ian McRae, co-producer of ABT’s visit with Leo Schofield and Queensland Performing Arts Centre, in a quote from Jones’s blog.

Here’s a link to the complete story: http://deborahjones.me/

 

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