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.
In 2016 Misty Copeland duplicated some of Edgar Degas' most famous ballet pieces for Harper's Bazaar. This week is Degas' birthday, so we thought we'd share a few!
Copeland beautifully… https://t.co/HsiDSWUYVW
TimesTalks: Misty Copeland https://t.co/MYvx8x7w9y via @YouTube
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