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Misty Copeland



Misty Danielle Copeland is an American principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and has written several books about her career challenges. In 2015, she appeared on the cover of TIME magazine, which included her on the list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Misty Copeland
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How Misty Copeland Made It in Ballet, and Her Junk Food Guilty Pleasure

The American Ballet Theatre's first African-American principal dancer says she was often discouraged from following her dream.

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Misty Copeland, Offstage

American Ballet Theatre’s first black principal dancer shares her life story with students.

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DCN Presents an Interview with Ballerina Misty Copeland at Halcyon Stage, 1/24/17

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe space between you and me is longer than forever and I will show them that forever is not so far away.

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Misty Copeland Says Ballet Industry Is ‘Extremely Behind’ on Racial Equality, Justice

Misty Copeland is speaking out about racial injustice and inequality in ballet.

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Misty Copeland—This Is How I Made It | Episode 11 | Cosmopolitan

Misty Copeland talks about how she overcame a devastating injury that almost prematurely ended her dancing career.

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Misty Copeland on Changing the Face of Ballet | Time 100 | Time

I never thought I could make a career out of something I enjoyed doing something I was passionate about, something that gave me a voice, says Misty Copeland, who is one of the first African Americans to be a soloist with American Ballet Theatre.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageI can do anything when I am in a tutu.

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Barack Obama and Misty Copeland on Race, Body Image, and Staying Humble | The Influencers | TIME

Former President Barack Obama and prima ballerina Misty Copeland sit down together to discuss race, body image, and how they stay humble.

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An Unlikely Ballerina

The rise of Misty Copeland.

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