Misty Copeland, President

The Misty Copeland Foundation is led by Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and a transformational figure in ballet. She has also established a high-profile identity as a champion of change. Copeland is the author of the bestselling memoir Life in Motion and books for children (Black Ballerinas: My Journey to our Legacy, Bunheads, Firebird), and has earned acclaim for her performances on Broadway and in film. Learn more at www.mistycopeland.com

Gilda Squire


Founder, Squire Media & Management, Inc.

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Valentino Carlotti

Partner and Executive, Brown Brothers Harriman

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Susan Fales-Hill

Author, TV Producer, and Arts Advocate

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Benis Reffkin

Executive Coach

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