Misty Copeland is first black principal dancer at American Ballet Theater

June 30, 2015 5:40 PM

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Misty Copeland is first black principal dancer at American Ballet Theater

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(CNN)American dancer Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's 75-year history.

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