Misty Copeland Makes History as First Black Dancer

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Misty Copeland made history this week, becoming the first African-American female principle dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history.

The talented and humble ballerina broke the news on social media. She becomes the first mixed-race female principal dancer in the company’s storied 75-year history.

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Her promotion was announced Tuesday by the ABT. Copeland, who has spoken publicly about race in ballet and appeared on the cover of TIME earlier this year as one of its “100 Most Influential People,” has been with the company for more than 14 years and was named a soloist there in 2007.

 

Jennifer Lopez is Off the Market Again???

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Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez  moves quickly! She is back on the market again has returned to the dating scene after dumping her man-loving boyfriend Casper Smart last week.

The Latin diva have a moved on with  another dancer. She is reportedly a dating “Dancing With the Stars” Maksim Chmerkovskiy, sources tell Page Six.

Page Six Reports: We’re told Lopez met Maks when they began working on a performance ahead of the American Music Awards late last year. One source said, “They were definitely attracted to each other, but nothing happened between them” because Lopez was still with former backup dancer Smart and Maks was dating model Kate Upton, with whom he broke up weeks later.

The source added J.Lo and Maks have remained in close contact and were spotted meeting up at the Redbury Hotel in LA in March.

Life & Style reported, “At one point, he put his arm around her waist and they seemed to be locked in a very passionate conversation.”