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Misty Copeland

 
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Copeland made her Broadway debut in 2015 in ON THE TOWN. That same year she was named the the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland served as a guest judge for three weeks on FOX's popular competition showSO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE alongside ON THE ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Copeland made her Broadway debut in 2015 in ON THE TOWN. That same year she was named the the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland served as a guest judge for three weeks on FOX's popular competition showSO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE alongside ON THE ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Ivy Smith

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Misty Copeland and Adam Harrington	
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Misty Copeland and Adam Harrington

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01/28/2019
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Misty Copeland

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Misty Copeland in Wayne McGregor’s AFTERITE. Photo: Marty Sohl. Photo

Misty Copeland in Wayne McGregor’s AFTERITE. Photo: Marty Sohl.

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05/24/2018
Misty Copeland, Alessandra ferri and herman Cornejo in Wayne McGregor’s AFTERI Photo

Misty Copeland, Alessandra ferri and herman Cornejo in Wayne McGregor’s AFTERITE. Photo: Marty Sohl.

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Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Ivy Smith

Misty Copeland Biography

Copeland made her Broadway debut in 2015 in ON THE TOWN. That same year she was named the the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland served as a guest judge for three weeks on FOX's popular competition showSO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE alongside ON THE TOWN producer Nigel Lythgoe. In June 2015, Copeland took on the lead roles in both ABT's SWAN LAKE and ROMEO AND JULIET. Misty recently appeared in the family holiday film adaptation of the classic ballet The Nutcracker.




Misty Copeland News

The Music Center Spotlight Names 14 Finalists In Annual High School Program Photo The Music Center Spotlight Names 14 Finalists In Annual High School Program
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

​​​​​​​The Music Center announced 14 Grand Prize finalists from more than 1,300 applicants in The Music Center's 34th annual Spotlight (Spotlight) program, a free nationally acclaimed performing arts competition, scholarship and artistic development program for teens.

Brooklyn Center For The Arts Announces 2022 Virtual Gala Photo Brooklyn Center For The Arts Announces 2022 Virtual Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

Brooklyn Center for the Arts has announced its 2022 Virtual Gala Presentation. The purpose of this year’s Virtual Gala presentation is to raise funds toward the revitalization of the company's facility, innovative pre-professional arts programs, school partnerships, community performance events, and most importantly their scholarship fund for young artists!

New York City Ballet Announces 2022-23 Season Photo New York City Ballet Announces 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

New York City Ballet’s 2022-23 Season at Lincoln Center will open on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 and continue with 21 weeks of performances through Sunday, May 28, 2023.

McCallum Theatre Announces Full Lineup for 2022-2023 Season Photo McCallum Theatre Announces Full Lineup for 2022-2023 Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 10, 2022

The new season includes an assortment of iconic superstars, innovative tribute shows, dance, jazz, comedy, plus a robust music, holiday and variety lineup, one of the best Broadway seasons in years and more than two dozen shows making their McCallum debuts.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 2021/22 Season Photo Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 2021/22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

After 'reconnecting' with audiences this spring at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) has announced the program for the company's return to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E Randolph St) to wrap up its 2021/22 season.

Royal Ballet Will Present World Premiere THE WEATHERING by Kyle Abraham Photo Royal Ballet Will Present World Premiere THE WEATHERING by Kyle Abraham
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2022

Dance Today brings three of the world’s most exciting choreographers together in an extraordinary showcase of modern ballet. This mixed programme of one act ballets includes the world premiere of The Weathering, a new work by Kyle Abraham. This new production is set to a score of existing and new music by Ryan Lott, and features costume designs by Karen Young and lighting design by Dan Scully.

National Women's History Museum To Debut Heritage And Harmony: Her Art, Her Voice Vid Photo National Women's History Museum To Debut Heritage And Harmony: Her Art, Her Voice Video Series
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

As part of Women's History Month, the National Women's History Museum (NWHM) is proud to present Heritage and Harmony: Her Art, Her Voice. Created by pianist Donna Weng Friedman, in collaboration with the NWHM, this video series is designed and dedicated to inspiring and empowering school-aged girls of color to find their true voice.

100 Southern California High School Students Selected as Semifinalists in The Music C Photo 100 Southern California High School Students Selected as Semifinalists in The Music Center's 34th Annual Spotlight Competition
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

The Music Center today announced 100 of Southern California's most talented high school students as semifinalists in The Music Center's 34th annual Spotlight (Spotlight) program, a free nationally acclaimed performing arts competition, scholarship and artistic development program for teens. A TMC Arts program, Spotlight provides Southern California teens with expert advice, coaching, auditions and mastery classes taught by professional artists and arts administrators.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Photo Alonzo King LINES Ballet Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2022

Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the internationally celebrated contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce the performance schedule for its 40th Anniversary year.

BAM to Present the NYC Premiere of AN UNTITLED LOVE Photo BAM to Present the NYC Premiere of AN UNTITLED LOVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham will return to BAM, after seven years, with the evening-length dance work An Untitled Love set to the music of the neo-soul, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist D’Angelo.

Misty Copeland Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Crystal Pite's THE STATEMENT at The Royal Opera House VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Crystal Pite's THE STATEMENT at The Royal Opera House
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2021

The Royal Ballet celebrates contemporary choreography in an evening that demonstrates the breadth of choreographic talent working with the Company today.  This performance will be available to watch from 28 May 2021 until 27 June 2021. Check out clips of rehearsal for the event!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Royal Ballet's 21st Century Choreographers VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Royal Ballet's 21st Century Choreographers
by Alan Henry - May 20, 2021

The Royal Ballet celebrates contemporary choreography in an evening that demonstrates the breadth of choreographic talent working with the Company today. Stream the full performance from 21 May 2021.

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Shares How Prince Helped Her Career on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Misty Copeland Shares How Prince Helped Her Career on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2021

Prince touched the lives of many artists, including professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland. Misty stops by the show to share the many ways that Prince supported her throughout her career, including casting her in his 'Crimson and Clover' music video and attending her performances in person.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARIAH CAREY'S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARIAH CAREY'S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2020

Apple TV+ and Mariah Carey today released the official trailer for “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” giving a first look at the epic holiday extravaganza that will launch globally on Friday, December 4 exclusively on Apple TV+.   

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Surprises the Founder of 'Brown Girls Do Ballet' on THE KELLY C VideoVIDEO: Misty Copeland Surprises the Founder of 'Brown Girls Do Ballet' on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2020

When TaKiyah Wallace signed her daughter up for ballet, she noticed a serious lack of representation for brown girls in the classes. As a result, she started the non-profit organization Brown Girls Do Ballet, which gives girls of all backgrounds the resources and support needed to pursue their passion. Kelly surprises TaKiyah with a message from ballet superstar Misty Copeland and donates $5,000 to help her organization keep thriving.

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Shares The Biggest Misconception About The Ballet World VideoVIDEO: Misty Copeland Shares The Biggest Misconception About The Ballet World
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2020

Misty Copeland, author of the childrena??s book a?oeBunheads,a?? shares the impact of ballet on her life, who inspired her and the first time she realized she was famous on a?oeSix-Minute Marathona?? with Savannah Guthrie.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ABT's Film Festival, MOVING STORIES VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ABT's Film Festival, MOVING STORIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2020

Celebrating the creativity of ABT dancers, the American Ballet Theatre will present 'Moving Stories: An ABT Film Festival.'

BWW TV: Billy Porter and Misty Copeland Spearhead BTU and Fair Count's 'only1ofme' So VideoBWW TV: Billy Porter and Misty Copeland Spearhead BTU and Fair Count's 'only1ofme' Social Media Campaign
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2020

Black Theatre United (BTU) is partnering with Fair Count, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, to launch a?oeonly1ofmea??; a new campaign featuring iconic artists of color, to inspire completion of the 2020 United States Census amongst a?oehard-to-counta?? (HTC) populations.

VIDEO: Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III Discuss Cancelled ROMEO AND JULIET Product VideoVIDEO: Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III Discuss Cancelled ROMEO AND JULIET Production With ABT
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020

This week, Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III were scheduled to perform the title roles in ROMEO AND JULIET, the first time in ABT history that two black artists would dance these iconic roles together.

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Leads SWANS FOR RELIEF Video to Raise Funds For Ballet Dancers VideoVIDEO: Misty Copeland Leads SWANS FOR RELIEF Video to Raise Funds For Ballet Dancers
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2020

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and former colleague, 'Ballet's Golden Boy' Joseph Phillips, have joined forces with The Entertainment Industry Foundation, with seed funding provided by K Period Media, to launch Swans for Relief


Misty Copeland Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Misty Copeland been in?
Misty Copeland has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Misty Copeland been in?
Misty Copeland has not appeared in the West End