In Honor of Her Swan Lake Moment, a Misty Copeland #TBT
These days, it seems like there's a Major Misty Copeland Moment every minute. But yesterday was huge even by Misty standards: The gorgeous American Ballet Theatre soloist made her New York debut as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake.
Unsurprisingly, it was EPIC.
It wasn't Copeland's first time in the role—she performed it with ABT on tour in Australia a few months back, and recently danced it in a special guest appearance with The Washington Ballet. But yesterday's show marked a milestone both for Copeland and for the ballet world as a whole: a key performance of an iconic role by a dancer many hope will soon become ABT's first black principal. And Copeland's fans came out in droves to cheer her on.