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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: Misty Copeland to appear on “60 Minutes” May 10

Ballerina Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre is to be featured in a segment on this Sunday’s (May 10) “60 Minutes” which airs on CBS at 7 p.m. EST.

May 9, 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 and the Black Ballerina

We could probably do a post a day just on all the Misty Copeland stories that are appearing these days. Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre soloist, is the dance world’s … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Three Days Left for Kickstarter Campaign Supporting Animated Short About Ballerina Janet Collins

A Kickstarter campaign to support the making of an animated short about ballerina Janet Collins is to end in just three days. The project is headed by Sweet Blackberry, an … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: The Black Ballerina – Can’t We Be Soft, Too?

The new issue of Pointe Magazine has just come out featuring three black ballerinas- Ashley Murphy of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ebony Williams of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Misty … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Precious Adams Triumphs at the Prix de Lausanne

They say that winning is the best revenge. Precious Adams, the American teen whose story about struggling against discrimination at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow raised eyebrows when it … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment
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