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Dancer Debbie Allen says Misty Copeland is changing ballet




Ballet dancer Misty Copeland in an advertisement for Under Armour.
Ballet dancer Misty Copeland in an advertisement for Under Armour.
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One of the most famous ballerinas in the U.S. made history yesterday. Misty Copeland became the American Ballet Theatre's first female African-American principal dancer.

Not one to shy away from the topic of the lack of representation of African-American dancers at top ballet companies, Copeland has become widely recognized even beyond the world of dance.

Dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen, founder and artistic director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, joined Take Two to talk about what makes Misty Copeland's promotion significant.

To hear the full interview with Debbie Allen, click the link above.