Ingrid Silva, Alison Stroming, & Courtney Lavine are all blazing new trails in the predominantly white ballet world — and their artistry will take your breath away.
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It’s nice to watch throw because I’m like the ONLY person in the studio who has dark skin. No one is ever mean about it and I love everyone there but I just feel like I stand out so much on stage and in a group dance
ElvisRocket88 It's the reality of Misty Copeland's situation. She simply started too late, though no fault of her own. She was put on pointe 4 month after she started, long before she got control of her hyperextended legs and core center. She's never had great stability because of this.
Jeni San San Yes! Last I heard Michaela was dancing for the Dutch National Ballet. I wish there were more videos of her dancing. Her turns and jumps are amazing and she's so much more polished than Copeland. I donno, I just don't get Misty Copeland. She's rather shaky and thuds around when she dances. The lack of early training shows. Precious Adams is another woooonderful African American dancer. She did an intensive with the Bolshoi Academy few years ago and she's with the English National Ballet now.
Here's Precious Adams when she was ( I think) 17 years old. She was the winner in the 2014 Prix de Lausanne Finals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT95D6leFNI
I’m so glad that there r more ballerinas of beauty and color
As a child I would stand toe pointed down
until my pointed toe
Thought I could hold my toes straight and didn’t need the shoes
I didn’t have
... My 6 yr old daughter was kicked out of the CPS after school ballet class hosted by Joffery by a school/ teacher assistant ( i won’t name any names). This incident traumatized my little daughter and it hurt to see her ignore her pain. She even pulled the joffery ballet instructor aside and privately asked to rejoin one day all on her own. I plan to get her back into dance when we move back to Atlanta. I won’t let her turn her backon her dreams especially behind a nasty discouraging scarcist woman. I had to explain to my daughter that she’s going to run it to plenty of those and Rule #1 is Dignity! and to always hold your head high. We’ll go somewhere else
I think its so funny reading these comments especially from the unhappy Redboic it can't be we just enjoy the video and for the record just cause your skin is light does not mean your not black DID ANYONE LISTEN TO JAY Z'S SINGLE OJAY
Beautiful talented dancers ... black people still breaking barriers in 2017
Sometimes I wish I could just discover a land that we black people could call our own (HOME).
Where our little sons and daughters could feel love and acceptance and not have to keep reinventing the wheel in every walk of life... Having to prove yourself over and over again.... it would be fine where it based on your skill and talent but we all know it’s not.. IT’S THE DISCRIMINATION ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM YOU WALK IN WHERE YOU NEED TO BE VALIDATED BY WHITE AMERICA
WHO HAS NEVER, PROBABLY WILL NEVER ACCEPT YOU BLACK FOLK... and I’m ok with that ... but we are in their house, even though they stole it ... And being in their house is the equivalent to being on the plantation... We help whom we will and if you been a good N***a ... Which may require you to sell out your brother/sister while you lie to their face.
BLESSED IS THE CHILD THAT’S GOT HIS OWN
WHEN YOU IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE
YOU ARE AT THEIR MERCY....GOTTA FOLLOW THEIR RULES RIGHT OR WRONG, FAIR OR UNFAIR AND IF YOU JUST TRY TO LEAVE THIS MODERN DAY PLANTATION... there are all kind of barriers out there on purpose to run you right back to be a Servant /second class citizen ... I commend you ladies.. You are beautiful gracious elegant and so so talented and no one can take that away from you
Them refusing to acknowledge you is simply jealousy, and HATRED, and they mostly want to keep you out of a predominantly white art...This rabbit hole runs so deep I would have to write a book to elaborate more... Love you my sisters❤️ YOU ARE CHAMPIONS!!!
But you know the white girls are going to be on their racial bull shit cause they're weaker and they just about lose their minds when they see those sisters dancing and realize fuck they are really great and that beautiful black skin looks even better doing it... Lol
I'm happy for these women and that their determination and success is being recognized. As for some of the comments, it reminded me of when I was in elementary school. A box of crayons would be put on the table for us to share, and people would start fighting and arguing over certain colors! It was ignorant back then, but we were little so it's understandable. As adults, it's pure ignorance!
Man, growing up I did not know people of color wasn't wanted as ballet and modern dancers, just imagination if a 13 teen years would've ran away from home to join the NYC board way company, she would've been stuck on the street of New York. ..... Everything happens for a reason
All Black ballerinas are dope. One doesn't have to be overrated then the other. They all have their own technique. There needs to be more Black Ballet dancers. Also it was very rude of popsugar to title this video 3 black ballerinas "besides" Misty Copland. How about you just highlight the success of these 4 women for there hard work, focus, and determination instead of putting one down. I don't see you doing this to white ballet dancers.
sonyapeach I don't think they were trying to put anyone down. People know about Misty and saying besides Misty means as if there are more. Plus they do it to white people too it is just a human marketing scheme they aren't saying anything bad about Misty either. Apparently you don't look at enough things with white people or other people of different races because this is common it isn't only a black thing.
Nile Jay yes she did start late but that really doesn't matter! I love Misty's dancing while in company! But when she toured with prince it was a little immodest!! But she is still an excellent dancer.
Why is is for centuries, whites and darker blacks have forced mixed-race women and men to be "ONE DROP BLACK ONLY" but if they achieve anything of significance they are relegated to the back of the BLACK/WHITE bus. And woe be it If anyone dares to call them pretty first. No can do. Only whites and darker blacks can have that privilege. Yet some darker people want to be lighter and some white people prefer tan-darkened skin to feel beautiful. Go figure.
MAJOR HEADLINE: WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.
And how we treat others and our positive characteristics can add the cherry on top.💝💝 ALL OF US R BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.💝💝💝
Lol she's too black! All these girls none are of African decent. And Michaela is really full blown African American. That's why. They are trying to act like black ballerinas get credit when due. But we'll all know that's a lie
antigua26 No, ballet dancers. Unless you live in Italy, only principal dancers are ballerinas. Primas are the #1 within a company, but there are usually several ballerinas within a company. Really, google it.