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.
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I have dreamed about publishing #BlackBallerinas a while. Nov. 2nd my dream becomes a reality. I celebrate a few of the Black ballerinas, past and present, who’ve been a part of my journey. Thanx to @simonkids #SalenaBarnes for helping me to bring this vision to life!
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