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Misty Copeland was first introduced to ballet on a basketball court at the Boys and Girls Club. By ballet standards, she was too old, too curvy, and too dark to be a premiere ballerina. She didn’t fit the ballerina mold. So, she broke it and casted a new one. Pave your own path to success.

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Love these #wordsofwisdom from the inspirational Misty Copeland, who just became the first black Principal at American Ballet Theate #ballerina #workingwomen

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10 Fast Facts on Misty Copeland, the First Black Female Principal Dancer at ABT

Misty forever.

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@blochdanceusa. #Ballet_beautie #sur_les_pointes * Ballet_beautie, sur_les_pointes *

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Totally!! I know a man who only started ballet at 23... His passion drove him and now he's 27 and dancing in shows overseas!

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20 Times Misty Copeland's Instagram Rocked Your World

Misty Copeland; preach it girl! #mistycopeland #ballet #dance

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Ballerina Misty Copeland's Favorite Ab-Sculpting Moves

Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows Her Body Toning Moves #ballet #exercise #tone

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Misty Copeland Elegantly Recreates the Iconic Ballet Paintings of Edgar Degas

The stunning Misty Copeland is once again changing up the way we look at the world of ballet and art. The first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland’s unlikely rise to fame has not stopped her from becoming one of the most inspirational dance stories of our time. In a new photo shoot done in collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar, Copeland recreates some of Edgar Degas’ iconic ballet artworks, exploring the intricacies within the world…

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Vintage & Chic · Blog decoración. Vintage. DIY. Ideas para decorar tu casa: Prima ballerina: Misty Copeland

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Misty Copeland Re-creates Iconic Degas Paintings

Misty Copeland is more than one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world, now she’s quite literally a work of art.

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How to get motivated and break the bad habits?

If you want it, go after it. Misty Copeland from Under Armor. Meet Misty in Cleveland on March 13, 2015.

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never let anyone tell you, you can't live on your dream. you have the right to at least experience. for example Misty Copeland started dancing when she was only 13 and now she's one of the first african american soloist for american ballet theatre

A Ballerina's Tale | Misty Copeland | 18 Great Kids' Movies About the African American Experience

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Misty Copeland and the NYC Dance Project create a Degas-themed photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar.

Misty Copeland and the NYC Dance Project create a Degas-themed photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar.

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Misty Copeland quote

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Exclusive Look At The Cover Of Misty Copeland's Memoir

Ballerina Misty Copeland's Memoir Cover 'Life In Motion, An Unlikely Ballerina': Exclusive First Look. "In the book, according to an Amazon description, Copeland goes into depth about balancing dance with growing up in San Pedro, Calif., and being raised by a single mom with five siblings. There was frequent moving around to "escape her mother’s string of boyfriends and husbands" and a custody battle, which she is writing about for the first time."

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Oct 11 Misty Copeland to star in new Ballet Documentary!

Misty Copeland to star in new Ballet Documentary!

Misty Copeland is now the first black female principal dancer at American Ballet Theater ❤️

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