Misty Copeland makes history as first black Principal Ballerina at the American Ballet Theater
black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theater.
never had a black female principal ballerina. Misty has been in the company for 14 years and
has been a soloist for 8 of those years.
first black ballerina to dance Swan Lake at
the Metropolitan Opera House. Misty told Time.com “I am here to be a vessel for all of those brown ballerinas who have come before me”.