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.
Abouba is now a student with @PNBallet in Seattle Washington. With pretty much zero training, never having left his community in Rwanda, is now speaking English so beautifully in just a year. What the arts can do for… https://t.co/ii3bk3SuV2
2015 rehearsing choreography by the incredible @robertgarland @DTHballet for a performance honoring the incomparable @wyntonmarsalis @NationalMAHSMus Awards https://t.co/LUirwiuk3D
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