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Misty Copeland to Dance Swan Lake at DC’s Kennedy Center

History will be made at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on the evening of Thursday, April 9, when Misty Copeland, a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, joins Brooklyn Mack of the Washington Ballet in a performance of Swan LakeCopeland andMack, both African American, will go where no dancers of color have gone before. They will become the first African Americans to dance the leading roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried respectively in what remains our whitest performing art: classical ballet.

Read more here: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/04/misty_copeland_to_dance_in_swan_lake_at_dc_s_kennedy_center.html