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Misty Copeland: An Unlikely Ballerina’s Rise to Fame From Tumultuous Childhood to Center Stage

Misty Copeland is the only African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, however, her rise to fame was a bumpy one. The 32-year-old California native said she began dancing to escape a tumultuous childhood as one of six children. Her …

Misty Copeland: Only African-American Soloist With The American Ballet Theatre Still Feels She Must Prove Herself

Misty Copeland, the only African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, is busy performing in the holiday perennial, Stravinsky’s The Nutcracker, with the world-renowned dance company in New York City. Despite all of her accomplishments, the dancer says still feels …

Misty Copeland: Unlikely Ballerina

Misty Copeland has made quite a name for herself in the world of ballet. She is a self-proclaimed traditionalist and purist when it comes to ballet, and she has contributed a new face to the art, as a biracial woman …