I don’t know anything about the ballet. When someone becomes the first African American to achieve a major accomplishment it is always special.

Ballerina Misty Copeland recently became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre.

Not only has she become the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, she will making her debut on Broadway in the high-energy revival of “On the Town”.

She will join the show from August 25, 2015 to September 6, 2015. Her role requires both singing and acting and plenty on dancing.

Megan Fairchild a principal dancer at the prestigious is currently playing the role.