Misty Copeland’s well-chronicled journey to becoming the first female African American principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre has helped jump start conversations about racial representation in ballet companies.

The Washington Ballet School of Ballet has launched an initiative to train more dancers of color

But how Copeland’s success may influence ballet training still remains to be seen.

Of course, she’s already helped launch ABT’s Project Plié, which seeks to boost racial and ethnic diversity in ballet through partnerships with organizations like the Boys & Girls Club and with other companies, including Ballet Austin, Cincinnati Ballet and Orlando Ballet.

Read more about the Misty Copeland Effect in Dance Magazine

The Misty Copeland Effect On The Future Of Ballet