Misty Copeland, Ballet Dancer

Misty Copeland’s fast rise from scrappy California teen to principal dancer at American Ballet Theater could almost be called a fairytale. But as she tells it, it’s a story of facing down every challenge with just the right mix of grace and gumption.

Misty Copeland

Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theater | MAKERS

Misty Copeland discusses her journey to New York's American Ballet Theatre and the importance of providing young girls with positive and diverse role models. 

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