Step Inside Misty Copeland’s Glamorous New York Apartment

Ballet dancers stimulate wild enthusiasm amongst fans, however only hardly ever do they break out of the niche-y boundaries of their underappreciated art form to catch the basic publics imagination and produce anything approaching mainstream buzz. Mikhail Baryshnikov, legendary star of the 1970s– 80s phase, was probably the most current example of a classical dancer turned home name. It took a few years, but a fresh contender has actually finally emerged with the requisite charm and guarantee of comparable profession importance and durability. Misty Copeland, the very first Black female primary dancer at the world-famous American Ballet Theatre, sprang onto the internets radar in 2014 in an emotionally moving and thrillingly athletic Under Armour campaign (Google “I Will What I Want”), which went viral, gathering more than 10 million views on YouTube and catapulting Copeland from ballets best-kept secret to authentic cultural sensation.The Reem Acra dress Copeland wore at her wedding party in 2016 awaits the dressing space.
Lelanie FosterCopeland, wearing a Dior gown and cuff, Jamie Wolf bracelet, and Ben-Amun earrings, at a window of her New York house, which was created by Brigette Romanek. Style styling by Kah Li Haslam. Hair, Jeff Francis using Harry Josh Pro Tools for Ray Brown. Makeup, Victor Henao utilizing Chanel for Bernstein & & Andriulli.
Lelanie FosterCopeland has actually accumulated nearly 2 million Instagram followers; been the subject of a documentary (A Ballerinas Tale); composed a number of books, including her very popular narrative, Life in Motion; carried out intensely onstage with Prince (who was a mentor) and Taylor Swift; had a Barbie doll released in her image, celebrating her critical function as the iconic Firebird; and achieved all of this while continuing to sell out New Yorks massive Metropolitan Opera House whether she is cast in the lead in Swan Lake, Giselle, or Romeo and Juliet.Using her mighty platform to advocate and influence for dancers of color and to educate the dance world about systemic bigotry, Copeland has naturally morphed her artistry and stardom into advocacy. Along the method, she herself has actually ended up being a celebrated worldwide symbol of determination and accomplishment in the historically white world of ballet. If anyone is worthy of a tasty place to put her feet up after a long day on pointe, it is the notoriously humble, driven, skilled, worldwide prominent, precious, and sweet-natured Copeland.The dressing room was created in cooperation with California Closets.
Lelanie FosterThe dressing space was designed in partnership with California Closets. Chandelier by Aerin from Circa lighting; chair by CB2.
Lelanie FosterTwo years ago she and her husband, legal representative Olu Evans, purchased their dream home on Manhattans Upper West Side and enlisted in-demand, L.A.-based AD100 interior designer Brigette Romanek to totally reimagine the classic three-bedroom. “There are things we just can not do on our own, and we realized how needed it was to have an expert group,” Copeland states of the choice to work with a designer.” Evans, who took the lead in managing the task, says, “We desired a person of color.

Ballet dancers engender wild interest among fans, but only rarely do they break out of the niche-y confines of their underappreciated art form to catch the basic publics imagination and produce anything approaching mainstream buzz. Misty Copeland, the very first Black woman principal dancer at the world-famous American Ballet Theatre, sprang onto the webs radar in 2014 in a mentally moving and thrillingly athletic Under Armour project (Google “I Will What I Want”), which went viral, amassing more than 10 million views on YouTube and catapulting Copeland from ballets best-kept trick to bona fide cultural sensation.The Reem Acra dress Copeland used at her wedding reception in 2016 hangs in the dressing room.
Lelanie FosterCopeland has generated almost 2 million Instagram followers; been the topic of a documentary (A Ballerinas Tale); written a number of books, including her very popular memoir, Life in Motion; performed dazzlingly onstage with Prince (who was a coach) and Taylor Swift; had a Barbie doll launched in her image, celebrating her pivotal role as the iconic Firebird; and accomplished all of this while continuing to offer out New Yorks huge Metropolitan Opera House whether she is cast in the lead in Swan Lake, Giselle, or Romeo and Juliet.Using her mighty platform to advocate and inspire for dancers of color and to educate the dance world about systemic racism, Copeland has actually organically changed her artistry and stardom into advocacy.