Project Plié first came to my attention via some prep work I was doing for a Q&A session with Misty Copeland, a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. I’ve followed Copeland’s career for years now. This is in part due to my love of dance, but it’s also because she is one of the rare women of color to be promoted out of the corps de ballet at the company. Her success has been thrilling to watch.
Not that there haven’t been other programs to help diversify the elite ballet community, but this one looks especially promising. Here’s hoping.
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