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Congratulations to Misty Copeland! The beautiful ballerina has been named a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater.

Copeland is the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history! But, it seems as though Misty may have predicted this moment would come — or at the very least, has been working her butt off to make sure it happened.

The determined dancer sat down with HipHollywood a short time ago and revealed that becoming a principal ballerina with ABT was her main priority. “To be able to stand alone and hold an entire ballet on my shoulders as a Black women at the Metropolitan Opera House that’s my goal,” Misty stated.

Welp mission accomplished! The news of Misty’s promotion, along with six other dancers, was announced on Tuesday. ABT’s artistic director, Kevin McKenzie released this statement.

“Seven amazing dancers from American Ballet Theatre were promoted today. Each has demonstrated the talent and hard work needed to succeed in a highly competitive environment. I couldn’t be prouder.”

After 14 years with the ABT, eight of which were as a soloist, this promotion is well deserved. Congrats again, Misty!

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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