#WCW, Woman-Crush-Wednesday, is a phenomenon that swept social media early last year, whereby men and women alike posted up images of women they admired (usually for their looks)… So this year we’ve decided to make our #WCW a platform for celebrating women from around the world their achievements, styles and influence.

#WCW – Misty Copeland

We’re starting our WCW series celebrating Misty Copeland, the first African American Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

“Born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in San Pedro, California, Misty Copeland began her ballet studies at the late age of thirteen. At fifteen, she won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards. She studied at the San Francisco Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive on full scholarship and was declared ABT’s National Coca-Cola Scholar in 2000… [Misty] joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2001, [and] in June 2015, Misty was promoted to principal dancer, making her the first African American woman to ever be promoted to the position in the company’s 75-year history.”

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