Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Congrats to ballet diva and dancer extraordinaire Misty Copeland! She will be a guest judge on NBC’s popular dance competition series, “World of Dance,” on July 18 and 25. According to the show’s press release, Copeland will be joining round three of the competition, “The Cut,” where the competitors face the deepest and most intense cut of the season. More than half of the acts will be sent home, and only the top two acts from each division will move on to the Division Final.
“When judging the best of the best, we knew we needed an all-star guest judge with passion and credibility to mentor these incredible dancers,” said judge/executive producer Jennifer Lopez. “Misty Copeland is at the top of her game and we are so honored that she was able to lend her expertise and experience to the ‘World of Dance’ stage.”
Copeland made history in 2015 when she became the first African-American principal ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre. She is also the company’s first Black ballerina to dance lead in “Swan Lake.” Copeland has also served on President Obama’s fitness council and has performed alongside music icon, Prince.
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