Helping ballet diversify.


Misty Copeland, a real life “black swan.”

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.

Check it out!


About RtG

Rakia the Great, or RtG, is a publishing geek and sometimes literary snob. She's stumbling her way towards personal fulfillment and world domination by, oh, I dunno, writing this blog. Most days she's living her dream as a fancy schmancy editor. But not, like, today.
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2 Responses to Helping ballet diversify.

  1. Derick says:

    Wow… those kids are brilliant… and Misty Copeland is a super roll model!

  2. Derick says:

    …. that should be role model! lol

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