Misty Copeland in the News Again!

Misty Copeland a la seconde on the floor

Seldom do we come across great talent like Misty's. We've reported about her on several occasions in the past. (See links at the end of this post). She's one of our favorite shining ballet stars. And here's why: She's been following her dream since she was 13 and has been relentless about reaching her artistic goals. I'd like to introduce... (drum roll) American Ballet Theatre soloist,  Misty Copeland in the news again! Read below and watch the video, her story will amaze and inspire you to … [Read more...]

Interview: ABT Soloist Misty Copeland

ABT soloist Misty Copeland

Emily Bennington, Contributor at Forbes interviewed ABT soloist Misty Copeland on what it takes to be a successful ballerina. If there’s a common thread that runs through both leadership and ballet, it’s that it takes a lot of work to make it look easy. No one knows this better than superstar ballerina Misty Copeland. When Copeland was promoted to soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York City, the first African-American to achieve that honor in over two decades, it was a goal … [Read more...]

Stephen Colbert Attempts to Dance The Nutcracker

Stephen Colbert attempts to perform The Nutcracker in Tights

American Ballet Theatre's principal dancer, David Hallberg and soloist Hee Seo perform a short excerpt of the popular Christmas ballet as Stephen Colbert attempts to dance The Nutcracker as Tchaikovsky's score plays in the background. Earlier this month David Hallberg dropped-in on the host of the Colbert Report to explain his new career move: a reverse defection to the Bolshoi Ballet. In the second part of the interview Stephen Colbert attempts to dance The Nutcracker with limited … [Read more...]

American Dancer Joins The Bolshoi Ballet

American dancer joins the Bolshoi Ballet David Hallberg

Last October something unheard of in the history of ballet happened: An American Joins The Bolshoi Ballet. David Hallberg, a native of South Dakota and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre talks about his latest decision to join the Bolshoi Ballet. Hallberg has had an unusual career as a dancer. He started training in ballet at an age considered "old" in the ballet world - at 13. His first 4 years were spent making up for lost time. For his senior year he made a career move … [Read more...]

Ex-Ballet Dancer Builds Successful Online Business

New York City Ballet ex-ballet dancer, Mary Helen Bowers creates Ballet Beautiful

The strength, discipline and passion that is necessary to become a respected and loved ballerina, also happens to translate well into what is required of a savvy entrepreneur. While it may not be the first thing to pop into your head regarding professional dancers, this ex-ballet dancer builds successful online business from the ground and does it with the fineness that made her a great dancer. Necessity is truly the mother of invention, as you will see from this article in … [Read more...]

David Hallberg, American Dancer at The Bolshoi

David Hallberg, American Ballet Dancer at The Bolshoi makes ballet history. David Hallberg, the first American to become a premier dancer with Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, was interviewed by Martha Teichner. ...Martha Teichner spent time with Hallberg in New York City as he packed for Russia and later, when he returned to perform in the American Ballet Theatre's "Nutcracker" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In this interview, David admits he sees himself as an ambassador and answers … [Read more...]

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