Rising star Misty Copeland makes history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.
When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer.
@mistyonpointe our daughter’s make a wish has come true she gets to meet you in June. She is so excited - she has a passion for dance
I love this girl with all my heart! My mentee @erica_lall is the product, of generations of black ballerinas, who’ve paved the way, so that she could exist and thrive. I’m so proud to have witnessed, and to continue… https://t.co/30yYg48raf
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