When Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer of American Ballet Theater this summer, she made headlines as the first female African-American principal in the 75-year history of that company.
But as companies prepare for a new season, ballets' artistic leadership and choreographers are almost exclusively white and male. And, as Here & Now contributor Sharon Basco reports, that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
- Sharon Basco, journalist, critic and public radio producer.
This segment aired on September 18, 2015.