Follow Your Bliss!
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This is part 3 of 3 of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” series with Misty Copeland.   Parts 1 & 2 are in my NCM Blog below. 
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Misty starred in a Prince music video. Come on. How many people can say that? When Prince was planning the video for “Crimson and Clover”, he reached out to Copeland, confessing he was a fan.  She also danced atop a piano during the artist’s 2010 Welcome 2 America tour. Beyond just being awesome on its own merits, her role in the video is also helping make ballet – long-perceived as entertainment for the French aristocracy and its stuffy American counterpart – more accessible and relevant. After all, art is for everyone . . . just like Prince.
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For you enjoyment; please find the 2010 performance in the video directly below.
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The VIEW Interview
Ms. Copeland was interviewed on The View in the video below with Whoopie Goldberg in July 2015–a couple of days after being named principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre.  
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Prince Misty on the Coming 2 American Tour 2010

Misty dances atop a piano tantalizing Prince
Madison Square Garden_2010
Misty Copeland & Whoopie Goldberg on 
The View after the American Ballet Theatre
named Misty principal ballerina_July 2015 ​
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Misty Copeland and James Whiteside perform in 
“Swan Lake” at the Metropolitan Opera House in
 New York_June 2015
Misty Copeland’s fabulous dress on the cover of September 2015 Essence Magazine was designed by Australian fashion designer, Nicky Zimmermann.

​Misty Copeland graces the cover of 

Essence Magazine September 2015

Misty and her fiance’ Olubayo Evans are planning to wed in 2016. Attorney Evans is actor Taye Diggs’ cousin.
Prima ballerina ​Misty Copeland with her fiance’
Attorney Olubayo Evans arrive at the Chinese State
Dinner hosted by the White House_September 2015

NCM Blog

Parts 1 & 2 of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” series with Misty Copeland follows below.
December 7, 2015
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November 29, 2015
 
One should note; that there are some videos which have expired in my earlier blog posts; however, generally there is some narrative or a link to their bibliographies to learn about them and their accomplishments.   The vast majority of these modern women trailblazers has also written at least one book.
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Do you know a trailblazer?
If you know of an a woman who has broken the glass ceiling; feel free to contact me.  My contact info is at the end of this post.
November 1, 2015
October 19, 2015
October 11, 2015
October 4, 2015
September 20, 2015

Prior to official launch on September 20, 2015 “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” series

September 14, 2015
Vanessa Williams is the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America.
April 29. 2015
Janet Reno is the first U.S. Attorney General; however, Loretta Lynch is the firstAfrican American woman AG.
November 16, 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar won theNov. 2015 election with an absolute majority of the seats in the combined parliament.  Unfortunately Ms. Suu Kyi was barred from becoming Myanmar’s president since her late husband and children are British.  
October 10, 2014
Malala Yousafzai from Pakistani is the youngest Nobel prize laureate and youngestwoman (teenager) to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Three women (Albright, Rice & Clinton) have broken the glass ceiling as U.S. Secretary of State.

July 17, 2014
Hillary Clinton is the first woman who served as first lady and U.S. Senator to becomeU.S. Secretary of State.
July 15, 2014
Madeleine Albright is the first US Secretary of State; and Condoleezza Rice is the firstAfrican American woman.
July 13, 2014
Madeleine Albright the first woman U.S. Secretary of State.
May 20, 2014
Based on a true story; Gugu Mbatha-Raw is the first British-South African woman to star in a Jane Austen heroinemovie. This is the first film where the key roles are lead by women; star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, director Amma Asante (Ghanaian-British) and writer Dr. Misan Sagay (British-Nigerian).
April 23, 2014
Lupita Nyoug’o, first Mexican-Kenyan woman to be selected as People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person
February 6, 2014
Cristeta Comerford, first woman & first person of Asian descent (Filipino-American) to become White House Executive Chef.
January 22, 2014
Diana Nyad is the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage atage 64.
October 9, 2013
Janet Yellen the first woman Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
September 13, 2013
Susan Rice is the first African-American woman to become UN Ambassador and the second African-American woman to become National Security Advisor.
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August 3, 2013
Russian Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman to travel in space & Dr. Mae Jemisonis the first African-American woman to travel in space; however, I haven’t written about them yet.  Joan Higginbotham is the third African-American woman to have travelled in space.
 
One should note; that there are some videos which have expired in my earlier blog posts; however, there is usually some narrative or a link to their bibliographies to learn about them and their accomplishments.   The vast majority of these modern women trailblazers have also authored at least one book.
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Do you know a trailblazer?
If you know of a woman who has broken the glass ceiling; feel free to contact me.  My contact info is at the end of this post.
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Boujour!

Camille
Tea & Opera series, founder
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