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Misty Copeland surprises BE BOLD students and their families on the first day of class at the new Pinkerton Clubhouse in North Central Harlem (@MadisonBGClub). Misty distributes BE BOLD t-shirts and signs copies of her book “Black Ballerinas” while posing for pictures with students. The state-of-the-art Boys and Girls’ Club offers a rooftop soccer field, a music recording studio, a full-sized basketball court and, now, BE BOLD ballet classes!

@mistyonpointe #ProudToBeBold #EquityInDance #BalletForAll #ThisIsWhatBalletLooksLike

Grace Baez attended Professional Performing Arts High School (PPAS) in New York City where she studied ballet, modern, jazz, and West African (with the Alvin Ailey Professional Performing Arts School). She is also a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Dance and concentration in teaching education.

Grace began dance classes at Abrons Art Center on the Lower East Side at age six and was part of the junior dance ensemble under the direction of Yvonne Gutierrez. She has also performed in productions at Ballet Hispanico, Brooklyn Ballet and City Ballet of Boston. Her future goals include becoming a choreographer and arts educator. Ms. Baez hopes not just to be an influence on young artists, but to be part of their future success.

@Grace.lydia__ @ppasnyc @theaileyschool @mmcdancedept @nycmarymount #ProudToBeBold #EquityInDance #BalletForAll #ThisIsWhatBalletLooksLike

Help us congratulate our President and Founder Misty Copeland!

Today she is being presented an honorary doctorate by New York University Center for Ballet and the Arts in special recognition of her outstanding achievement.

@Mistyonpointe @nyuniversity @cba_nyu #thisiswhatballetlookslike


Calvin Royal III

"There came a point [at fourteen]… after getting past the pain and gaining more strength, I was curious to see how much further I could go with [ballet]."
—Calvin Royal III

This is what ballet looks like!

At age fourteen, Calvin Royal III discovered his love of ballet at Pinellas County Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida. He joined New York City's American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in 2006 where his dance career blossomed. In 2020, he became a principal Dancer in American Ballet Theatre.

Photo: Quinn Wharton

#calivinroyaliii @calvinroyaliii @mistyonpointe @abtofficial #AmericanBalletTheatre #BalletForAll #ProudToBeBold #EquityinDance

Misty Copeland Foundation Executive Director Caryn Campbell is honored to be a panelist discussing “Breaking Barriers in your Industry” at the upcoming US Leadership Summit for Black professionals hosted by @bypnetwork.

Tickets are $20 and are fully refunded once you attend the event 12-6:30pm, Friday May 19th, live and in-person at New York’s Hard Rock Hotel.

Grab your Exclusive tickets now!

New York - Friday May 19 >> https://bit.ly/3pmepfi

BYP Network, a network of Black professionals with over 150k global members, will be welcoming Black professionals and allies in New York and Atlanta for a day of thought leadership, networking, and learning of how to advance their careers to gain leadership positions in business and society.


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