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Ballet Star Misty Copeland Talks Overcoming Racism and Body Shaming on Her Way to the Top

Ballet Star Misty Copeland Talks Overcoming Racism and Body Shaming on Her Way to the Top

So the lovely and talented ABT ballerina Misty Copeland has written a memoir which comes out next week. Here is a link to a photoshoot for Teen Vogue and an excerpt from the book.

​As she channels the artist Edgar Degas's most famous ballet works ahead of a new exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art, dancer Misty Copeland opens up about what it feels like to make history.

Misty Copeland and Degas: Art of Dance

​As she channels the artist Edgar Degas's most famous ballet works ahead of a new exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art, dancer Misty Copeland opens up about what it feels like to make history.

My wife is a beautiful dancer. YES, it is one heck of a sport and YES, they are amazing athletes! #IWillWhatIWant

Under Armour settles whether ballet is a sport in new breathtaking ad

My wife is a beautiful dancer. YES, it is one heck of a sport and YES, they are amazing athletes! #IWillWhatIWant

It’s Official: Misty Copeland Becomes 1st Black Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

It’s Official: Misty Copeland Becomes 1st Black Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

You’ll never forget the time you did a perfect triple pirouette and no one saw it. | 21 Problems Only Ballet Dancers Will Understand

21 Problems Only Ballet Dancers Will Understand

You’ll never forget the time you did a perfect triple pirouette and no one saw it. | 21 Problems Only Ballet Dancers Will Understand

Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1951). That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that accomplishment.

Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1951). That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that accomplishment.

#ballet #dance cc: @elloballet @ellodance - from @luiferreyra on Ello.

cc: Wow - ballet, dance - luiferreyra

#ballet #dance cc: @elloballet @ellodance - from @luiferreyra on Ello.

As time remains free of all that it frames, May your mind stay clear of all it names.

As time remains free of all that it frames, May your mind stay clear of all it names.

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