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Misty Copeland Is Getting Ready For Her Broadway Debut Despite Busy Schedule

Misty Copeland is all set for her Broadway debut. The ballerina will star in On the Town as subway poster girl who hopes to be a dancer. She is also going to show off her singing prowess on the Broadway stage just like the other ballet dancers who took on the role before her. Join us as we welcome @MistyOnPointe …

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Misty Copeland: How Taye Diggs Figures Into Her Romance, Encourages Debut on Broadway

Misty Copeland is engaged to Olu Evans–but actor Taye Diggs figures prominently into her romance, too. No, this isn’t a sordid threesome. Taye Diggs actually introduced Misty Copeland to her man. Olu Evans is Taye Diggs’s cousin. Taye pointed Misty Copeland out to him on the dance floor about 11 years ago in Lotus, a club owned by hospitality guru …

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Misty Copeland, First African-American Principal in American Ballet Theatre’s History, Continues to Inspire

Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theater, continues to inspire young girls who dream of following in the ballerina’s footsteps. On Saturday, Copeland visited the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore to share her story of battling racial inequality to …

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Misty Copeland Continues To Spread Inspiration In Houston

Celebrated Ballerina Misty Copeland drew a huge crowd as she gave a talk at the Kingdom Builders Center in southwest Houston yesterday. .@mistyonpointe shares her journey growing up as an African-American ballerina http://t.co/9igyCF5abP pic.twitter.com/MSJa8sRCHa — People magazine (@people) July 23, 2015 A month ago, the ballerina from Missouri became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer …

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Misty Copeland: An Unlikely Ballerina’s Rise to Fame From Tumultuous Childhood to Center Stage

Misty Copeland is the only African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, however, her rise to fame was a bumpy one. The 32-year-old California native said she began dancing to escape a tumultuous childhood as one of six children. Her mother married and remarried four times, and her home life was anything but settled. “Whenever there was chaos in my …

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Misty Copeland: Only African-American Soloist With The American Ballet Theatre Still Feels She Must Prove Herself

Misty Copeland, the only African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, is busy performing in the holiday perennial, Stravinsky’s The Nutcracker, with the world-renowned dance company in New York City. Despite all of her accomplishments, the dancer says still feels as if she has something to prove. The 32-year-old began dancing as an escape from a tumultuous childhood growing up …

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Misty Copeland To Dance In Swan Lake In The Spring

Misty Copeland has been breaking ballerina barriers everywhere she goes. She became the only African-American soloist in the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. She joined the theatre at the age of 16 and has only progressed from there. When asked about her dream roles only a year ago, she said they would likely include Kitri in Don Quixote, Giselle and Odette …

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Gisele Bundchen Signs With Under Armour

What do married power couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have in common besides both being rich, famous, and beautiful? They are now also both endorsing Under Armour. ESPN reported yesterday that the supermodel inked a multi-year deal with the apparel and shoe company that Brady has been with since 2010. The specific financial terms of the contract were not …

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Misty Copeland: From Homeless to Famed Ballerina

The beyond beautiful ballet star Misty Copeland defies physics when she dances and is making a name for herself not only in the cut-throat ballet world, but in leading the way for other young African-American ballet dancers. Copeland had very little while growing up in the Los Angeles area with her siblings and single mother. “We were pretty much homeless …

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Misty Copeland: Unlikely Ballerina

Misty Copeland has made quite a name for herself in the world of ballet. She is a self-proclaimed traditionalist and purist when it comes to ballet, and she has contributed a new face to the art, as a biracial woman in her company, the American Ballet Theatre. She joined the theatre at the age of 16, only 3 years after …

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