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.
Like so many, I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with emotions, not just over the tragic events of the past few days and weeks but for a lifetime of inequality and injustice. To be black in America is a daily reminder… https://t.co/qQPKyM81Se
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