Misty Copeland Named First Black Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theater

June 30, 2015 7:45 PM

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Misty Copeland Named First Black Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theater

Misty Copeland has been promoted to principal ballerina with American Ballet Theater. And with that promotion, she makes history as the first African-American dancer to achieve that position in the company's 75-year history.

Copeland, 32, has danced with the company for 14 years. She became the first black ballerina to star in its production of Swan Lake at New York City's Metropolitan Opera house only last week and has talked openly about race and her status as role model while enjoying fame that has turned her "perfor...

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