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Misty Copeland – An American Ballerina Icon (@mistyonpointe)

Misty Copeland - An American Ballerina Icon (@mistyonpointe)
Misty Copeland - An American Ballerina Icon (@mistyonpointe)

If you know anything about ballet, you’ve heard of Misty Copeland. She has made an incredible impact as the first African American prima ballerina of the American Ballet Theater. And with more than 1.8 million followers on Instagram, she is one of the most popular ballerinas in the world.

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Who is Misty Copeland?

Misty is a principal dancer and soloist at American Ballet Theatre, in addition to being a producer and screenwriter. Growing up in a lower-class family, her talent and hard work are what made her a success. She began her ballet career at the age of 13 and was deemed a prodigy. At the age of 15, she entered the American Ballet Theatre as an award-winning dancer.

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Off the Big Stage

Her movie titled ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ tells the story of her life and of the difficulties behind the theater stage. Misty has also written a memoir Life in Motion, along with two other ballet-themed books titled Bunheads and Firebird. In 2015, she was included in Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the World.

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Misty Copeland has become an icon and an inspiration to aspiring ballet dancers,  African American women, and people in general all around the world. 

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