“After 14 years with the company, @mistyonpointe has been promoted by @abtofficial to become the first African-American woman principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history. @mistyonpointe, whose openness about race in #ballet helped make her one of the most famous ballerinas in the United States, is the subject of a documentary film that was screened this year at @tribeca. Last week at @metopera, @j_cervantes photographed @mistyonpointe as she danced as Odette and Odile in “Swan Lake.” After the show, the crowd cheered when she emerged from the theater. A woman called out: “Congratulations, Misty!” A man shouted: “Principal! Principal, Misty! Principal, dear!” #mistycopeland” By nytimes on Instagram.
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