Step Inside Misty Copeland’s Glamorous New York Apartment

Ballet dancers engender wild enthusiasm among fans, however only rarely do they break out of the niche-y boundaries of their underappreciated art kind to catch the basic publics creativity and create anything approaching mainstream buzz. Misty Copeland, the very first Black female primary dancer at the world-famous American Ballet Theatre, sprang onto the internets 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 secret to bona fide cultural sensation.The Reem Acra dress Copeland used at her wedding reception in 2016 hangs in the dressing space.
Lelanie FosterCopeland has actually collected almost two million Instagram fans; been the subject of a documentary (A Ballerinas Tale); composed a number of books, including her best-selling narrative, Life in Motion; performed intensely onstage with Prince (who was a mentor) and Taylor Swift; had a Barbie doll launched in her image, commemorating her essential function as the iconic Firebird; and achieved all of this while continuing to sell out New Yorks enormous Metropolitan Opera House whether she is cast in the lead in Swan Lake, Giselle, or Romeo and Juliet.Using her mighty platform to promote and inspire for dancers of color and to inform the dance world about systemic bigotry, Copeland has actually organically changed her artistry and fame into advocacy.

Ballet dancers stimulate wild interest amongst fans, however only hardly ever do they break out of the niche-y confines of their underappreciated art type to capture the basic publics imagination and create anything approaching mainstream buzz. Misty Copeland, the first Black female principal dancer at the world-famous American Ballet Theatre, sprang onto the internets 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 wore at her wedding event reception in 2016 hangs in 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 apartment, which was developed by Brigette Romanek. Hair, Jeff Francis using Harry Josh Pro Tools for Ray Brown.
Lelanie FosterCopeland has actually amassed nearly 2 million Instagram fans; been the topic of a documentary (A Ballerinas Tale); composed a number of books, including her very popular memoir, Life in Motion; performed dazzlingly onstage with Prince (who was a mentor) and Taylor Swift; had a Barbie doll launched in her image, commemorating her critical role as the iconic Firebird; and achieved all of this while continuing to offer 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 actually organically changed her artistry and fame into advocacy. Along the way, she herself has actually ended up being a renowned worldwide symbol of perseverance and victory in the traditionally white world of ballet. If anybody is worthy of a tasty location to put her feet up after a long day on pointe, it is the notoriously modest, driven, gifted, internationally prominent, cherished, and sweet-natured Copeland.The dressing room was developed in collaboration with California Closets.
Lelanie FosterThe dressing space was created in collaboration with California Closets. Chandelier by Aerin from Circa lighting; chair by CB2.
Lelanie FosterTwo years ago she and her husband, lawyer Olu Evans, acquired their dream apartment or condo on Manhattans Upper West Side and got sought-after, L.A.-based AD100 interior designer Brigette Romanek to entirely reimagine the traditional three-bedroom. “There are things we simply can refrain from doing on our own, and we recognized how needed it was to have a professional group,” Copeland says of the decision to employ a designer. “I did not understand the number of layers there are to producing a gorgeous house that feels organic.” Evans, who took the lead in managing the job, says, “We wanted an individual of color. There was a comfort level there, a vernacular. With Brigette we spoke the exact same cultural language. I took pleasure in that connection,” he continues, adding, with a nod towards his other half, “Im constantly drawn to strong women.”