February 9, 2022 | Sossi Essajanian
Each week during Black History Month, the Preschool will study a Black American and learn about their many contributions to our lives and culture.
This week the Trees Class was introduced to the dancer Misty Copeland.
Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT’s 75-year history. There have been very few black dancers rise to prominent positions in the United States.
Misty Copeland’s life and work inspired the children to dance!
They explored how their bodies moved and how they could express their ideas or tell a story with their body.
The children responded to learning about Misty Copeland by drawing, dancing, and hearing and telling stories.