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Misty Copeland On Being ABT's First Black Principal Ballerina

Misty Copeland On Being ABT's First Black Principal Ballerina

It's been quite a year for ballet sensation Misty Copeland, who was promoted this summer in a history-making new role as principal dancer for American... Read More »

Ballerina Michaela DePrince's Inspiring Story

Ballerina Michaela DePrince's Inspiring Story

By: Erika Hayasaki Michaela DePrince lost her family as a girl in Sierra Leone; now she's a world-class ballerina, her triumph soon to be a Hollywood... Read More »

A Brief Guide to Reliving Dirty Dancing While at Work

A Brief Guide to Reliving Dirty Dancing While at Work

xoJane does a good job of outlining why Dirty Dancing is a subversive masterpiece. The classic film tackles abortion, class politics, and sexual agenc... Read More »

Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Will Make You Feel Like Flying

Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Will Make You Feel Like Flying

She stands, calves flexed, poised on toe shoes. A voiceover reads a rejection letter listing her physical faults. It ends, pointedly: "You have the w... Read More »