Misty Copeland

AMERICAN MASTERS
American Ballet Theatre: A History

 

Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s pre-eminent ballet companies. The documentary combines intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances and interviews with American Ballet Theatre’s key figures including: Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin; contemporary luminaries, including dancers Susan Jaffe and Julie Kent, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and artistic director Kevin McKenzie; past and present stars Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes and Hee Seo.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
A Ballerina’s Tale

 

Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. The film is an intimate look at this groundbreaking dancer during a crucial period in her life.