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Misty Copeland Named First Black Principal Ballerina at American Ballet Theatre

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Misty Copeland, ballet dancer extraordinaire. For more dance, as well as architecture, art, food, and travel head to theculturetrip.com.

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Ballet Dancer: 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.

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.

Misty Copeland Named First Black Principal Ballerina at American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland made history in 2007 by becoming the third African American female soloist and the first in two decades at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.