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Ballerina Misty Copeland Is Giving Street Credit a Whole New Meaning

Ballet sensation Misty Copeland has had quite the year.

Fresh off the heels of being honored as one of Glamour's Women of The Year, the first black principal ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre is now getting her own street named after her.

According to My News LA, the intersection is located in Copeland's hometown of San Pedro, Calif., and will be called Misty Copeland Square.

Copeland is scheduled to appear at the unveiling of the intersection's naming ceremony as well as at her alma mater the San Pedro Ballet School, where she will be teaching a soldout master class for fundraising efforts.

Get to know Copeland in her exclusive MAKERS story above and by visiting her profile here.

NEXT:Misty Copeland Makes History After Being Named Principal Dancer

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