Misty Copeland Visits Cuba, Where Brown Ballerinas Are The Norm
American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer and bona fide queen Misty Copeland visited Havana, Cuba, recently to dance with professional dancers from the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
One of her most striking first impressions, on a purely physical level, was the quantity of ballerinas of color in her midst.
For Copeland, the first black woman to become principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, the fight for diversity in the world of ballet has been vital and ongoing. So just to step into a dance studio where brown ballerinas were not the outliers was a powerful sight in itself. Sigue leyendo