Tag: Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland as Fine Art

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In AP Art History in high school, our teacher would always give us little phrases to help us remember the significance of a particular artist. For the Impressionist Edgar Degas, it was “Dancers on Diagonals”. Misty Copeland is the diagonal dancer subject of this wonderfully imaginative series of photographs where she takes the center stage in some of Degas’ most iconic pieces. Photographers Ken Browar & Deborah Ory capture the dancer in truly stunning fashion

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10 Fly Ballerinas To Follow

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I was elated to hear that Misty Copeland was given the position of principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, the first Black woman to do so. The fact that Copeland started dancing at 13, with a less than ideal ballet body, only to reach these heights is astounding, not only for little brown girl ballerinas, but dancers of every age, shape, and style, everywhere. Here’s her story:


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But make no mistake. Black ballerinas are truly doing their thing for decades. Now its time to truly give them their shine.

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