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Misty Copeland Named Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater, Makes History in the Process!

Misty Copeland Named Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater, Makes History in the Process!

Famous ballet dancer Misty Copeland was just promoted to a female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, making her the first African-American woman dancer to hold the position in the prestigious company’s seventy-five year history!

“My fears are that it could be another two decades before another black woman is in the position that I hold with an elite ballet company,” the 32-year-old dancer wrote in her memoir “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,” about race in ballet. “That if I don’t rise to principal, people will feel I have failed them.”

Since news broke, fans have been congratulating Misty on Twitter. Big congrats to Misty on this huge accomplishment!

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