Monday, January 9, 2012

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland in San Pedro & Long Beach Feb. 9; in Costa Mesa Mar. 29-April 1

[Misty Copeland (Photos copyright 2011 Ballet Theatre Foundation)]

John Malveaux of sends news of a performance of Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theatre. indicates Ms. Copeland is scheduled to perform in Firebird June 12 and 23, 2012; she also has a role in Le Corsaire on July 3, 2012.

Costa Mesa, California
Mar 29 - Apr 1, 2012 & NAACP Long Beach Branch Present MISTY COPELAND

FEBRUARY 9, 2012
San Pedro High School
Long Beach Poly High School
California State University-Long Beach
Boys & Girls Club of San Pedro

Additional Info:, (562) 436-4352

Born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in San Pedro, California, Misty Copeland began her ballet studies at the age of 13 at the San Pedro Dance Center. At the age of fifteen she won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards. She then began her studies at the Lauridsen Ballet Center. Copeland has 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. She has danced Kitri in Don Quixote and the Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker.”

Copeland joined ABT’s Studio Company in September 2000 and then joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2001 and was appointed a Soloist in August 2007.” 

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