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Will Black And Brown Girls Change The Face Of Ballet In 2017?

There’s an age-old stigma that maintains only a certain kind of pedigree (read: race, color) can do ballet. Yet, a photo of five beautifully diverse ballerinas has…

Laurie Hernandez Doesn’t Miss A Beat In ‘The Nutcracker’ With NYC Ballet

Laurie Hernandez continues to win as the year comes to an end. The Olympic medalist recently teamed up with Teen Vogue for a “The Nutcracker” routine with The New York…

Misty Copeland Goes To Cuba And Speaks Ballet With Other Black And Brown Dancers

Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater’s first African-American prima ballerina, traveled to Havana, Cuba, where she practiced with local dancers and discussed the sport…

Free Ballet Classes Held At A Rio Slum Teach Young Girls To Dream Big

Tuany Nascimento, 22, hosts free ballet classes for young girls in her low-income neighborhood, a Rio slum named Complexo do Alemão. The catch? Students must show her…

Ailey II Dance Company Turns 40

If you’re fans of the<a title="Vixen Industry Couple: Alvin Ailey's Glenn and Linda Celeste Sims"…

Misty Copeland Joins ‘Project Plié’ Initiative to Find More Black Ballerinas

The assumption that ballerinas must take the “traditional” route to achieve success is nearly extinct thanks to ballerinas like Misty Copeland. The American Ballet