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January 16, 2000
As Misty Copeland's mother, I am greatly troubled by the misrepresentation of my family in your article "Solo in the City," by Allison Adato (Dec. 5). Misty is a loving yet strong young woman. She makes her own decisions with the caring guidance of our family and close friends. She is not the weak and easily manipulated person the article portrays. Misty is, and has been, in charge of her own destiny. She has invested in her future by returning home to finish high school before accepting a contract offer and career with the American Ballet Theatre.
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MAGAZINE
January 16, 2000
As Misty Copeland's mother, I am greatly troubled by the misrepresentation of my family in your article "Solo in the City," by Allison Adato (Dec. 5). Misty is a loving yet strong young woman. She makes her own decisions with the caring guidance of our family and close friends. She is not the weak and easily manipulated person the article portrays. Misty is, and has been, in charge of her own destiny. She has invested in her future by returning home to finish high school before accepting a contract offer and career with the American Ballet Theatre.
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December 5, 1999 | ALLISON ADATO, Allison Adato is based in New York City. This is her first piece for the magazine
Tonight the girl has styled her hair like Juliet. Two braids are drawn away from her face like curtain ties, fastened in back over a cascade of waves. Outfitted in a silver tube top, a narrow skirt and this summer's adolescent imperative of clunky black sandals, she takes in the mahogany balconies of the Metropolitan Opera House and clutches at a program for the visiting Kirov Ballet. It is her first time at Lincoln Center, and she is here to see "Giselle."
MAGAZINE
December 5, 1999 | ALLISON ADATO, Allison Adato is based in New York City. This is her first piece for the magazine
Tonight the girl has styled her hair like Juliet. Two braids are drawn away from her face like curtain ties, fastened in back over a cascade of waves. Outfitted in a silver tube top, a narrow skirt and this summer's adolescent imperative of clunky black sandals, she takes in the mahogany balconies of the Metropolitan Opera House and clutches at a program for the visiting Kirov Ballet. It is her first time at Lincoln Center, and she is here to see "Giselle."
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December 18, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Misty Copeland's size 6 feet are her compass. They guide the young ballerina's lithe limbs across the stage where she does triple pirouettes on pointe and plies with the grace of a seasoned dancer. Misty, however, is a novice with only eight months ballet training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1998
A hearing in the custody dispute of 15-year-old Gardena ballerina Misty Copeland was rescheduled for Monday in Torrance Superior Court. Earlier this month, Misty's mother, Sylvia DelaCerna, had filed for temporary restraining orders against a San Pedro couple who run a dance studio and took Misty into their home as a ballet student for nearly three years.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Susan Denley
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By David Ng
Nigel Lythgoe, the über reality-TV producer, is a one-man brand for bringing the world of dance to the masses, mainly through the Fox series "So You Think You Can Dance. " Later this month, he will host a special cinematic event that is intended to give classical ballet a leg up in terms of public exposure. "Ballet's Greatest Hits" is a filmed version of a January gala that took place at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Fla. The gala performance featured excerpts from famous ballets -- including "Swan Lake," "Giselle" and "The Nutcracker" -- performed by dancers from top companies around the world.
NEWS
September 15, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: “ Stars Under the Stars: An Evening in Los Angeles,” offering cocktails, dinner and a one-night-only dance performance Thursday night to benefit the American Ballet Theatre . The starry crowd: Dancers, dancers-turned-actors and dance supporters, among them Nigel Lythgoe of “So You Think You Can Dance” and Priscilla Presley; Neve Campbell of all four “Scream” films and JJ Feild of the upcoming TV series “Turn”; Jane...
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September 1, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The personal squabbling over the career of a ballet prodigy continued Monday when the mother of 15-year-old Misty Copeland dropped a request for a temporary restraining order against the girl's two instructors, but said she still wanted the couple to stay away from her daughter. Also complicating Misty's future were emancipation proceedings she had initiated against her mother, Sylvia DelaCerna.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Misty Copeland's size 6 feet are her compass. They guide the young ballerina's lithe limbs across the stage where she does triple pirouettes on pointe and plies with the grace of a seasoned dancer. Misty, however, is a novice with only eight months ballet training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Perched on a chair in a Gardena dance studio after yet another grueling six-hour workout, 15-year-old Misty Copeland looks simply ethereal, like one of those hand-painted porcelain figurines of a young ballerina. Her accomplishments are just as breathtaking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High school singer Katrina Roth walked into the quiet of the Pasadena Public Library last year to audition for the Spotlight Awards. She was nervous. Her throat was dry--not good for a contender in the classical voice category. She sang "Batti, batti, oh bel Masetto"--a Mozart aria from the opera "Don Giovanni." And she lost. Undaunted, the freshman attended the Spotlight Awards ceremony at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to hear the two singers selected ahead of her.
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