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 »

Misty Copeland and Complexions Contemporary Ballet Team Up with Debbie Allen for An Inspiring Intensive

  When Debbie Allen auditioned for a Texas ballet school as a young girl, she was initially rejected because of the color of her skin. Now world renowned for her performance, choreography, acting and producing credits, Allen seems dedicated to fighting the obstacles she once faced. This month, Debbie Allen Dance Academy is hosting DADAMore »

A Ballerina’s Tale Premieres on TV

Misty Copeland’s myriad triumphs are well known, but the documentary A Ballerina’s Tale takes a slightly different route. It shows the American Ballet Theatre principal at a crucial point in her career, fighting her way from injury back to the stage, while discussing the impact her presence has made on the classical ballet world. TheMore »

Misty Copeland Launches Girls Program, Scholarship in Rwanda

As someone who experienced poverty as a child, American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland has since become a powerful advocate for disadvantaged youth. And she recently found a new platform to help give back. Last week, she returned home from Kigali, Rwanda after working with the humanitarian nonprofit MindLeaps, which serves some of the city’sMore »