Ballet

Columbia’s “Artists for Africa” Creating More than Just Dancers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Every child deserves the opportunity to create – that’s the mission behind the Columbia and Kenya-based non-profit “Artists for Africa.” Every summer, the group brings Kenyans to participate in USC’s summer dance program. One dancer in particular has leaped onto the world stage. Tonight on @abc_columbia: A 17-year-old’s dance out of a Nairobi slum – and…

Ballerina Misty Copeland to ‘Inspire the Next Generation’ With Her Own Barbie Doll

Prima ballerina Misty Copeland is being honored with a Barbie doll in her likeness, the doll’s maker announced on Monday. Copeland, 33, made history last year when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre. She appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday to unveil the doll. Barbie The Misty Copeland…