Misty Copeland Mentors Young Dancers in New TV Show

Copeland with Brooklyn Mack (She will make her U.S. debut as Odette/Odile in 2015 in The Washington Ballet's Swan Lake.)

As many artists know, being a great dancer does not necessarily make you a great teacher. No matter your talent, it takes dedication and practice to become an effective educator. That’s why we’re so excited to see American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland putting in time at the front of the classroom.

The ballet superstar has already visited Boys & Girls Clubs as a member of ABT’s Project Plié advisory committee and leads master classes here and there at ballet institutions. Now she’ll star in a reality TV show that will focus on her as a teacher.

The Oxygen network is developing a show called “The Misty Copeland Project” (working title). It’s described as a “docuseries” that will follow young pre-professional students who travel to New York City to be mentored by Copeland. We can’t wait to see how she works with the dancers to take their training to the next level!

Photo by Theo Kossenas, via Facebook

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