Meet New ON THE TOWN Star and Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland!
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, on the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland will be joining the cast of Broadway's On The Town next month.
Copeland will take over from New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild in the role of 'Ivy' for two weeks, beginning August 25th and continuing through September 6.
Misty will continue the long connection that the American Ballet Theatre has with On The Town. The musical began as Jerome Robbins' 1944 ballet FANCY FREE, which debuted at the American Ballet Theatre.
In honor of Copeland's Broadway debut in On The Town, BWW brings you a video roundup from throughout the prima ballerina's burgeoning career!
Check out a profile of the dancing prodigy at age 16, just three years after Copeland started studying ballet...
Misty Copeland performed a solo at the 2012 Gala de Ballet -- "Despertares" -- in Mexico City.
Watch the Under Armour commercial that helped sky-rocket Copeland to fame!
Misty danced to a selection from Tschaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER at the 37th Kennedy Center Honors last year.
See CBS SUNDAY MORNING's profile on the up-and-coming ballerina!
Go behind the scenes of "Ameska", a piece featuring Misty Copeland at last year's Youth America Grand Prix.
Watch TIME's interview with Misty on the "changing face of ballet"...
Just before Copeland's promotion, 60 MINUTES took an in-depth look at her career - check it out below!
In June, Copeland took on the lead roles in both ABT's SWAN LAKE (read BWW Dance's review here) and ROMEO AND JULIET (read our review here), before being promoted to a principal dancer with the company on June 30th.
We can't wait to see you on Broadway, Misty!
Pictured, top: Still from Misty Copeland's Under Armour commercial.