Misty Copeland Under Armour Dance, Performance Schedule 2018 and Tickets

Published Date   02nd Mar. 2018, 16:13 pm  Update Date: March 7th, 2018  04:07 pm
Misty Copeland Under Armour Dance, Performance Schedule 2018 and Tickets




Misty Copeland, the first African American Principal ballerina of the American Ballet Theatre in its 75- years history.

Ballerina Misty Copeland was promoted as a principal dancer in June 2015 prior her work as a female soloist. Under Armour featured Misty in their empowerment campaign “I will What I want” whose video went viral and made 4 million views in one week.

Misty Copeland Under Armour Dance

Traditionally Under Armor commercial focused bulky and sweaty football players with tight shirts wicking out their sweats. Not until 2014, Under Armour’s new women-focused ad campaign featured the black ballerina Misty Copeland.

The commercial stars soloist of American Ballet Theater Misty Copeland warming up, while a young girl narrates the rejection letters Copeland had received.” You have the wrong body for the ballet” the voice speaks as Misty flies and spins as a feather, determined to counter all the challenges.


When Misty started dancing in 13, she was not stated fit for Ballet due to her body type, larger breasts, muscular legs and bigger feet. Misty proved these factors to be mere speculations and became the principal ballerina of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Her sheer determination made her the black soloist by the age of 24.

Black ballerina Misty Copeland became part of the Under Armour’s $15 million women aimed campaign. Despite being just 5 feet 2″, and a muscular defined body, her chiseled form is presented as a 360-degree video. Misty dances swiftly in a tight cropped shirt and underwear in the ad campaign which artistically empowers through spoken poetries.

Raised in California by a Single mother, Copeland started dancing at age 13 in standard ballet and was told her body wasn’t fit for the profession. She went to become the principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre and is featured in numerous programs such as CBS Sunday, The Today Show, This Week with George, Vogue, Essence, People Magazine e.t.c.

In May 2012 Misty Copeland inducted into the Boys&Girls Club national Hall of fame and National Youth Star of the year Ambassador of 2013. She was awarded the Breakthrough Award from the Council of Urban Professionals in April 2012. Misty Copeland Endorsements includes American Express, COACH, Diet Dr. Pepper.

Copeland is a giving person and has done many charitable works to mentor young boys and girls. President Barack Obama appointed Copeland to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

Black ballerina Misty Copeland

 Black ballerina Misty Copeland with President Barack Obama. 

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Misty Copeland Under Armour Dance, Performance Schedule 2018 and Tickets

Life in Motion is the best-selling book of New York Times published in March 2014. Life in Motion is co-written by Copeland with the award-winning journalist and author Charisse Jones. Read the Summary here.

In 2014 Misty Copeland’s Firebird a picture book in collaboration with award-winning illustrator Christopher Myres received positive reviews as aspiring ballerinas. Misty appeared in a Disney’s movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Misty Copeland Performance Schedule 2018 and Tickets

Black ballerina Misty Copeland

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Black ballerina Misty Copeland’s performances on the American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Valentino D. Carlotti. Copeland’s 2018 performances are listed in the table below:

Performing inDate & TimeChoreographersVenueRunning Time
Swan LakeMarch 15,2018 at 8:00 PM March 16,2018 at 8:00 PM March 17,2018 at 8:00 PM March 18,2018 at 2:00 PMKevin Mckenzie, Marius Petipa and Lev IvanovEsplanade, Singapore145 minutes
Whipped CreamMarch 22,2018 at 7:30 PM March 23,2018 at 2:30 PM March 24,2018 at 7:30 PM March 24, 2018 at 2:30 PM March 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM March 25, 2018 at 2:30 PM March 25, 2018 at 7:30 PMAlexei RatmanskyGrand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Center Hong Kong, China105 minutes
GiselleMay 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM May 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM May 19, 2018 at 8:00 PMJean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius PetipaMetropolitan Opera House New York, New York132 minutes
FirebirdMay 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM May 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM May 26, 2018 at 8:00 PMAlexei RatmanskyMetropolitan Opera House New York47 minutes
La BayadereMay 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM May 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM May 31, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM June 2, 2018 at 8:00 PMNatalia Makarova, Marius Petipa Metropolitan Opera House New York, New York
Romeo and JulietJune 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM June 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM June 16, 2018 at 8:00 PMKenneth MacMillanMetropolitan Opera House New York, New York178 minutes
Swan LakeJune 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM June 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM June 23, 2018 at 8:00 PMKevin McKenzie, Marius Petipa, Lev IvanovMetropolitan Opera House New York, New York145 minutes
Don QuixoteJune 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM June 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM June 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM June 30, 2018 at 8:00 PMMarius Petipa, Alexander GorskyMetropolitan Opera House New York, New York145 minutes
Whipped CreamJuly 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM July 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM July 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM July 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM July 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM July 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM July 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM July 7, 2018 at 8:00 PMAlexei RatmanskyMetropolitan Opera House New York, New York105 minutes

Misty was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982. Her Father Doug Copeland is German American and African American while her mother is Italian American and African American. She married Olu Evans on July 31, 2016, after a decade of dating. The grand wedding took place at Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach.

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