A brown swan in the very white world of ballet, Misty Copeland painted her skin a different color in order to play roles in Giselle and Sylvia. 1957? 1977? Nope – 2007. Leigh Purtill looks at Misty’s memoir Life in Motion.
Born in Cuba, Adiarys Almeida defected from her home country and later stepped away from company life and Boston Ballet with her partner on stage and in life, Joseph Gatti, becoming a freelance guest artist. She talks about the transition and her dream role in this interview with A Dancer’s Days’, Rhiannon Pelletier.