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Dance: Misty Copeland’s Essence Cover – Fierce But Flawed

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the cover of the September issue of Essence Magazine features ballerina Misty Copeland in full-on, fabulous glam mode. It’s the kind of pop celebrity … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dance: Michaela DePrince Featured in August Glamour Magazine

Michaela DePrince is in the news again, this time thanks to a feature in the August issue of Glamour Magazine. DePrince, as you may recall, is the Sierra Leone-born ballerina … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Albert Evans, Former NYCB Principal, Dead at 46

Albert Evans, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet – and one of only two African Americans to rise to the top ranks at that company, died on … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack Make History With “Swan Lake”

We know, we know. It’s been a while since we’ve posted. But if ever there was a reason to get back to the blog, it would be last week’s landmark … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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 … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Eric Underwood in the Spotlight

The UK-based website Black Ballad has posted an insightful interview with Royal Ballet soloist Eric Underwood. In the interview, the Washington, D.C. native tackles a number of topics including talking … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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