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BEYOND ROLE MODELS: Misty Copeland, Ashley Murphy & Ebony Williams STRIKE A POSE For "POINTE" Magazine

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The June/July 2014 issue of POINTE Magazine features elite ballerinas Ashley Murphy, Ebony Williams and Misty Copeland in a groundbreaking profile. More inside....

 

POINTE Magazine (an elite publication in the world of dance) created a groundbreaking cover for their June/July 2014 issue by tapping Ashley Murphy (Dance Theatre of Halem), Ebony Williams (Cedar Lake) and Misty Copeland (American Ballet Theatre).  

With the headline "Beyond Role Models", the accompanying article highlights the lack of diversity in the world of elite ballet and offers "straight talk" from the ladies about some of the challenges they've faced as they perfect their craft and climb the ranks.  Also, Misty (who we've seen in Italian VOGUE) opens up about her diversity initiative “Project Plié” which she and the American Ballet Theatre have launched to find more black ballerinas.

Congrats to the ladies and check out browngirlsdoballet (on Instagram) to see other Black ballerinas living their dream. 

BONUS:

A few days ago, ABC News' Dan Harris did a wonderful profile on Misty Copeland and her rise through the ranks in the elite world of ballet. Enjoy...

 

Photo via Misty Copeland's Facebook


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