Misty Copeland, right, and Brooklyn Mack rehearse "Swan Lake" at the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington in April. Copeland made history on Tuesday when she was promoted to principal dancer of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American ballerina to reach the elite dance company's top rank.
Misty Copeland, right, and Brooklyn Mack rehearse "Swan Lake" at the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington in April. Copeland made history on Tuesday when she was promoted to principal dancer of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American ballerina to reach the elite dance company's top rank. Lillian Cunningham The Washington Post/Associated Press
Misty Copeland, right, and Brooklyn Mack rehearse "Swan Lake" at the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington in April. Copeland made history on Tuesday when she was promoted to principal dancer of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American ballerina to reach the elite dance company's top rank. Lillian Cunningham The Washington Post/Associated Press

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