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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—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, Offstage

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

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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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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 Pt. II

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An Unlikely Ballerina

The rise of Misty Copeland.

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

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

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Misty Copeland—Breaking Representation Barriers in Ballet | The Daily Social Distancing Show

Misty Copeland talks about paving the way for more diversity in ballet, writing the children’s book “Bunheads,” collaborating with Prince and keeping dance alive during the pandemic.

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