Misty Copeland

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History-Making Dancer Gets Married

Misty Copeland weds Olu Evans

(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... More »

History-Making Dancer Now Has Her Own Barbie, Too

Mattel unveils Misty Copeland 'Sheroes' doll

(Newser) - Misty Copeland made history last year when she became the American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer . This year, another honor: Mattel has released a Barbie doll in Copeland's likeness, MyNewsLA reports. The doll is part of the Barbie "Sheroes" line, which honors female role... More »

Barbara Walters Picks Her 'Most Fascinating People'

Special airs Dec. 17

(Newser) - Next Wednesday we'll learn who Time has anointed its Person of the Year (currently leading the readers' poll: Bernie Sanders ), but America will have to hold its breath for two more weeks before learning who Barbara Walters has deemed the Most Fascinating. She'll announce that person during... More »

Black Ballerina Makes History

Misty Copeland is now the principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre

(Newser) - Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in that field, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre today— the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history. The company announced the promotion... More »

This Dancer Could Break an Enduring Ballet Barrier

Misty Copeland has torn down walls her whole career

(Newser) - Ballet star Misty Copeland may break another barrier if she can snag just one more promotion. The dance world is buzzing that the 32-year-old may become the American Ballet Theatre’s first black principal dancer. The company has gone its full 75 years without an African-American in the prestigious role,... More »

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