Misty Copeland is all set for her Broadway debut.
The ballerina will star in On the Town as subway poster girl who hopes to be a dancer. She is also going to show off her singing prowess on the Broadway stage just like the other ballet dancers who took on the role before her.
— On The Town (@OnTheTownNYC) August 25, 2015
Copeland is hoping to give a very good performance despite the fact that she did not audition for the role. “They haven’t seen me do anything. I hope I can live up to their expectations!” said the 32-year-old ballerina who was clearly nervous although she has already proven her talent in The Firebird and Swan Lake. Not only is she set to debut on Broadway, Copeland is also gearing up for her performance in Detroit. She will be part of The Sleeping Beauty in spring, next year.
In 2009, Copeland danced at the Detroit Opera House for a supporting role in Romeo and Juliet, a production by ABT.
The star’s hard work has earned her an important recognition this June. She was the first African-American woman to be chosen a “principal dancer” at the American Ballet Theatre.
“Ever since I was a child, I was an extremely hard worker and always afraid of failing,” she recollected. “You wake up every morning and not only have to maintain, you have to get better.”
The ballerina who has been busy with all the coming performances, tours, writing a book and teaching younger ballerinas, shows how important discipline is.
Adding up to her growing list of accomplishments is her commercial with Stephen Curry. The ad also features Jordan Spieth, two-time major golf champion. The ad from Under Armour aims to motivate people to put all their effort in everything they do, to never neglect training and most importantly, to practice their craft.