A piece on recent high-profile developments in the world of ballet by Rainesford Alexandra for The Huffington Post.
Speaking of Misty Copeland, ABT's soloist who has toured with Prince and been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and Forbes, it seems she's ready to launch ballet into the mainstream in entirely new ways. The title of Copeland's memoir (Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina) was announced, and the book is set to hit shelves in March 2014. Copeland was also the subject of another launch, this time, a Kickstarter Campaign for a documentary following her history and career. Directed and produced by Nelson George, the film (titled A Ballerina's Tale) will feature Copeland's narration. Dance lovers craving the literary also have the sensational Michaela DePrince's memoir to look forward to in Fall 2014. DePrince, now with Het Nationale Ballet, is also rumored to be releasing a nonfiction book aimed at children shortly after.