Dancer Misty Copeland performs in "Romeo and Juliet." Copeland was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history.
Dancer Misty Copeland performs in "Romeo and Juliet." Copeland was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history. Rosalie O'Connor American Ballet Theatre
Dancer Misty Copeland performs in "Romeo and Juliet." Copeland was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history. Rosalie O'Connor American Ballet Theatre

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