Misty Copeland and Justin Peck Curate Ballet Across America

Misty Copeland’s dancing and Justin Peck’s choreography have graced stages around the world. Now, these two stars will test themselves as curators. This year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, DC, features their respective visions as part of the Ballet Across America program, April 17–23. During the first half ofMore »

Lauren Anderson On Diversity, Legacy and Debbie Allen’s Impact On Her Life

Lauren Anderson

When I was a teenager, Lauren Anderson was my generation’s Misty Copeland. The former Houston Ballet star made history as the company’s first African American principal ballerina in 1990, and her partnership with Carlos Acosta thrilled audiences before he left Houston for The Royal Ballet. Since her retirement in 2006, she’s had her hands fullMore »

Misty Copeland’s New Book and More!

Ballerina advice. American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland releases her newest book on March 21. Ballerina Body covers everything from nutrition to mentorship and aims to  inspire women to work toward their healthiest body.   Hamburg Ballet hits the U.S. The company will perform Old Friends, created by ballet director and chief choreographer John Neumeier, and set to Simon & Garfunkel songs.More »

Making Dreams Come True

Imagine having your first show with Misty Copeland inches away from you onstage. Copeland and her prince, American Ballet Theatre corps member Calvin Royal III, swooped into Houston, Texas, in November to dance in Open World Dance Foundation’s new, full-length production of Cinderella. Choreographed by OWDF directors Ekaterina Shchelkanova and Anton Boytsov, the community projectMore »

Here’s Your Exclusive Access to Misty Copeland’s New Dancewear Collection

Dancers are all about personal style. Whether it’s ordering custom rehearsal skirts or handmade legwarmers, there’s something unique out there for everyone. Well, almost. For dancers who need a little bit more structure or support from their leotards, the options are fairly limited. That’s where Misty Copeland‘s new dancewear line, Égal Dance, comes in. The line,More »

Misty Copeland Shines in New Photography Book

When photographer Gregg Delman saw an image of Misty Copeland while flipping through a magazine, he knew immediately that he wanted to work with her. He cold called her agent, and was able to set up a photo shoot—which soon led to several others. That was back in 2011, and the result of those sessions,More »

Courtney Lavine is the Face of Avon’s New Fragrance

We love it when the rest of the world gets inspired by ballet—especially when they recognize dancers as the powerful athletes and intelligent artists that we know they are. Through collaborations like Misty Copeland‘s recent commercial for Dannon’s Oikos Greek yogurt and New York City Ballet’s new partnership with PUMA, ballet dancers are popping upMore »

Misty Copeland Joins Disney’s Nutcracker Film

Just when we think Misty Copeland has done it all (how many dancers can say they have their own Barbie doll?), she surprises us with another exciting project. The American Ballet Theatre principal is set to star in Disney’s new live-action Nutcracker film as the lead ballerina. She announced her involvement in the project onMore »

Meet the Misty Copeland Barbie

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland everywhere: Doing outreach in Rwanda, as a guest editor at Dance Magazine, walking the red carpet at the Met Gala, rehearsing for her multiple roles in ABT’s spring season…the list goes on. Now, she’s conquered new territory. Meet the Misty Copeland Barbie Doll. CopelandMore »