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American Ballet Theatre Celebrates 75th Anniversary on 'Jeopardy!' Answer Board

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on May 11, 2015 10:39 PM EDT

Jeopardy! is not above featuring the celebrity echelon on its answer board. Last week, the TV quiz show featured a category celebrating American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary.

On the board, ABT dancers posed answers to its contestants, which included ABT performance footage accompanied by clues read by Principal Dancers Hee Seo and James Whiteside and Soloists Misty Copeland, Sarah Lane and Craig Salstein.

The Jeopardy! tumblr blog featured a small blurb about the process involving the dancers. It reads:

"[Jeopardy!] had an ABT ballet master with us all day, as we recorded the clues to make sure we were absolutely accurate. ABT also provided us access to the wonderful performances highlighted in the category. AND.... believe me, we didn't do all this for just one category. In the future you will see other ballet clues on the show (and maybe some very special "moves"!)."

As of late, also, Misty Copeland was featured on the cover of TIME magazine as one of the publication's "100 most Influential People."

Copeland received the honor alone with four others as part of a five-cover installation. Overcoming adversity in the ballet arena, Copeland is an advocate for equality within the dance community.

For now, you can see the contestants take on the scoreboard below.

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