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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 can do ballet.


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

The Dancing With The Stars winner turned into a ballerina for the day.


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

"There’s this stigma in classical ballet that brown people don’t belong."


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

One teacher helps transform the worldview of young girls from the slums of Rio through dance.


Fit For Fall: Mya and Trainer Nicole Winhoffer Show Us Their Unique Workout [Video]

Staying in shape can be a HUGE feat if you hate boring workout routines but want instant results. Well fitness guru Nicole Winhoffer…


Misty Copeland, Ashley Murphy and Ebony Williams Cover Pointe Magazine

Diversity in the professional ballet world is an ongoing issue and folks are finally starting to address it. This month, black ballerinas Misty…


10-year-old Twins Win Scholarship to American Ballet Theatre

Following the amazing story of Kwasi Anin, a high-school student who was recently accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, are two outstanding twin sisters…


Ailey II Dance Company Turns 40

If you're fans of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, chances are you've already had the pleasure of witnessing many Ailey II dancers grace…


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…


Miami Heat and Ballet Celebrate 25 Years of Dance and Basketball

The Miami Heat teamed up with the Miami City Ballet to celebrate 25 years of ballet and basketball. The two worlds collided when Miami City…