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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.

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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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"I Will What I Want:" How Misty Copeland Beat the Ballet Odds

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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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FindCenter Quotes ImageI knew that I just didn’t have it in me to give up, even if I sometimes felt like a fool for continuing to believe.

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How Misty Copeland Broke Ballet Glass Ceiling and Became a Vehicle for Change | Glamour

In 2015, Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first Black American ballerina to do so and the elite classical company’s 75-year history. Misty sheds light on beating all odds through a difficult upbringing and learning ballet at 13 years old.

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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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FindCenter Quotes ImageStart unknown, finish unforgettable.

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

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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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