History-Making Dancer Gets Married Misty Copeland weds Olu Evans By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Aug 1, 2016 5:58 PM CDT 5 comments Comments Misty Copeland and Olu Evans?ride at a 2016 Cycle for Survival event?at Equinox Bryant?Park on Sunday, March 13, 2016, in?New York.? (Diane?Bondareff/AP Images for Cycle for Survival) (Newser) – Make history as the American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer: check. Be named one of the most influential and one of the most fascinating people in the world: check and check. Have a Barbie modeled after you: check. Get married: check. Ballerina Misty Copeland wed her longtime partner, attorney Olu Evans, Sunday in Laguna Beach, Calif., Us reports. The couple, who got engaged last August, got married at a hotel overlooking the ocean in front of about 100 guests.