By Richard Scott Brookshire III. –theGrio.com
Misty Copeland has officially become the first African-American female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theater, according to the New York Times.
Copeland, who recently made the cover of Time Magazine, has been candid about her ambition to become the first black principal dancer of the nation’s most prestigious ballet theater company.
Her openness about race in ballet has made her one of the most recognizable figures in dance.
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