Tonight, talk show host Tavis Smiley welcomes ballerina Misty Copeland to his show on PBS.
Copeland has been in the news recently for dancing on stage with Prince during the New York run of his “Welcome 2 America” concerts. Copeland was the object of his affection during the performance of the song “Beautiful Ones”.
More about Copeland from Smiley’s website:
Misty Copeland is one of the world’s top Black ballet dancers. Widely credited as the first African American soloist at American Ballet Theatre—one of the three leading classical companies in the U.S.—she rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until age 13. By age 15, she was winning awards. Copeland joined ABT’s Studio Company in ’00, became a member of the corps de ballet in ’01 and was appointed a soloist in ’07. Last year, she was handpicked by Prince to appear in one of his videos and perform during his global tour.
The show airs tonight on PBS. Check local listings for showtimes. No news yet on whether Copeland will make an appearance on stage during Prince’s shows in Oakland, CA tonight and tomorrow night. Let’s hope so! -Dr.FB