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.
when you give the kid an early christmas present because the adult can’t wait to open theirs (and yes it’s for young readers) ☺️☺️😂😂 #mistycopeland #yourlifeinmotion https://t.co/cAsEktQXoJ
.@mistyonpointe and I together since we were 16yo.
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