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Misty Copeland, Ballerina, American Ballet Theater

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Misty Copeland is truly a Black girl who rocks! According to CNN, this American ballerina, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.

The American Ballet Theatre announced the news Tuesday in a slew of promotions at one of the country’s top ballet companies. Stella Abrera, a 19-year veteran of the company, was promoted from soloist to the rank of principal dancer.

Check her out in the video below.

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