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John Fraser

The Michelin-starred chef has a story to tell you through his cooking

Pundy’s Picks for Conscious Travel

Six tips for considered and conscious travel

Genmaicha Martini Recipe

The classic martini plus the health benefits of green tea

The Spread Love Project by Nicholas Konert

How Nicholas Konert’s rainbow heart design became an international icon

Wade Davis

Anthropology is the antidote to today’s nativism says the scholar and author

Carla Sozzani

The future of retail according to the founder of legendary concept store 10 Corso Como

The Art of Migration

The power of art to inspire empathy and social action

John Pawson

Zen Buddhism and minimalist purity drive the celebrated architect

Amy Duncan

As the CBD line Mowellens expands into skincare, its founder shares the personal story behind her company

Sila Sveta

Moscow’s favorite media studio finds the perfect balance between art and commerce

David de Rothschild

In his calls for environmental awareness, the modern explorer finds harmony between man and nature

Can Fashion Be Sustainable?

Shaping a better world through what you buy – or don’t

Brendon Babenzian

Supreme’s former creative director wants to end the cycle of consumption with his new brand Noah

Lily Kwong

Nature invades the urban jungle in the landscape designer’s expansive projects

House of Yes

Behind the scenes with the Bushwick nightlife collective promoting inclusivity and consent culture

Vivie-Ann Bakos

DJ Extraordinaire

Chez Dede

A medium in which two world-traveling, adventurous spirits absorb the globe’s vast curiosities and share them freely

Jesse Israel

A meditation guide for extraordinarily large groups

Liya Kebede

The Ethopian model, activist, and entrepreneur uses her label Lemlem as a force for change
Cleo Wade
Cleo Wade
Julie Gilhart
Julie Gilhart

Misty Copeland is much more than her already impressive job title: principal ballerina at the Ameri-can Ballet Theatre (ABT). But her journey from a shy kid in San Pedro, California, to the height of the elite ballet world has not been without its hiccups. As the first African-American woman to rise to her position in the company’s 75-year history, she has overcome injuries and setbacks, including the sting of racial slights from both the well-meaning and the naysayers. Her perseverance, dedication to giving back through mentorship, and seemingly endless contributions to the world of classical dance have made her that most striking of figures: an icon.


What did it mean for you to be appointed ABT’s first Afri-can-American principal dancer?
It meant and means change, diversity, and inclusion! It is a title that I hold now, but it represents past efforts that have gone unrewarded with that title.


You recently came out with an incredible book: Ballerina Body. This is not your first book, however. What drives you to impart your knowledge to others?
I’m so fortunate to have been brought into the dance world and to have learned what I have from it. As artists, we spend a big chunk of our lifetime figuring things out. If we can’t lend that knowledge, what are we doing it all for? This is how art forms and people grow.


What’s one takeaway you hope people will get after reading this book?
To love themselves!


You’re a household name even for those who don’t follow bal-let. Why do you think your story and what you do particularly resonates with such a broad demographic?

I think the American dream is a real and tangible thing. Seeing hard work, sacrifice, and determination turn to success is something every-one can relate to, especially in America. Everyone’s been told “no” or felt discouraged, so to see what I have experienced through classical ballet, I hope, is very motivating for others.

Vulnerability is a big part of your art on stage. How do you let the audience in, while still retaining that confidence?

It’s a hard balance. I think when you’re in a company or even training in school, you develop trusting relationships with your teachers and coaches so that you have the freedom to be vulnerable, to be critiqued and build yourself up in a safe environment.


This issue’s theme is “game changers.” Who have been some game changers in your life, regardless of medium?

Raven Wilkinson has changed the game for me. When I discovered a black ballerina who experienced being the only black woman in her ballet company in the 1950s, and wasn’t allowed the opportunities I am today—her experience and story opened my eyes. It pushed and motivated me to persevere.


What goes through your mind when you’re performing on stage?

I’m thinking of the character. Truly! I am the character.


What is your favorite ballet to perform and why?

Romeo and Juliet. It’s a very meaty acting role, which I feel is a strength of mine. It’s a character that is very real and relatable. She’s not a fairy or a mythical creature.


Ballet slippers or hotel slippers?

Hotel slippers! Ballet slippers are the flat shoes worn at the ballet barre. I prefer pointe shoes. But between ballet slippers and hotel slippers, I’ll take hotel slippers

Seeing hard work, sacrifice, and determination turn to success is something everyone can relate to, especially in America.