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Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer, described by many accounts as the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.

Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer, described by many accounts as the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.

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Ballerina Misty Copeland "Life in Motion" 3 Inspiring Books written by female authors.

7th Annual AAFCA Awards - A Ballerina's Tale WON For Best Documentary. A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. Directed by Nelson George. Stars: Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly, Susan Fales-Hill, Leyla Fayyaz, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Victoria Rowell, Bevy Smith.

A Ballerina's Tale (2015)

Misty Copeland documentary ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ among San Pedro International Film Festival highlights

Maria Kowroski, 2008

The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

She was caught between her impoverished mother and the ballet mistress who offered her a way out. Aaron Hicklin meets Misty Copeland, the first black principal at the American Ballet Theatre

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This stunning volume of photographs captures the sculpturally exquisite and iconic ballerina. Misty Copeland has single-handedly infused diversity and personality into the insular world of ballet, cre

Misty Copeland: "The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice…”

・・・ "The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can." ~ Neil Gaiman in the Wrap Front Leo (link in bio) 📷:

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