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Hot Clip of the Day: Magical Misty Copeland from The Met to Broadway in On the Town

September 10th, 2020 by

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Hot Clip of the Day: Magical Misty Copeland from The Met to…

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Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"Presentation of Miss Turnstiles" from On the Town (Misty Copeland and Original Broadway Revival Cast)

Ulterior Motives: With a grand jeté, an arabesque and a double pirouette we are wishing a marvelous happy birthday to ballet superstar Misty Copeland. Making history in the ballet world as the first African American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, she has been gracing The Met stages in starring roles in Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Firebird and many more. In 2015, the dazzling dancer made her Broadway debut at the Lyric Theatre in the Broadway revival of On the Town during a limited run in the role of Ivy Smith aka Miss Turnstiles as you'll see in this number!

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: How exciting to see Misty dance this exciting Broadway meets ballet choreography. The number is a thrill but our ultimate moment has to be the acrobatic, gravity defying moments at 3:16 - 3:40. Happy birthday wonderful Misty!