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Ballerina Misty Copeland On Breaking Barriers and Loving Her Strong Body

Next month, ballerina Misty Copeland will be honored by Glamour magazine as one of its Women of the Year , and for good reason.

Misty Copeland dances in the title role of The Firebird. "It was one of the first really big principal roles I was ever given an opportunity to dance with American Ballet Theatre," she says.

Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

This literally my favorite ballet! Misty Copeland dances in the title role of The Firebird. "It was one of the first really big principal roles I was ever given an opportunity to dance with American Ballet Theatre," she says.

2,505 Likes, 2 Comments - NYCDanceProject (@nycdanceproject) on Instagram: “Misty Copeland, Principal, American Ballet Theatre. Dress by Trash-Couture. @mistyonpointe…”

2,505 Likes, 2 Comments - NYCDanceProject (@nycdanceproject) on Instagram: “Misty Copeland, Principal, American Ballet Theatre. Dress by Trash-Couture. @mistyonpointe…”

Keep her on her toes ...

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gorbigorbi: “ Marianela Nuñez, “Giselle” at the Gala Internacional de Ballet 2015 Photo © Natacha Bernabei ”

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Diana Vishneva (Kitri) with the Mariinsky Theatre Company in "Don Quixote" my favorite ballet ever!

"75년 장벽 깼다"… 미 ABT발레단에 첫 흑인여성 수석무용수 :: 네이버 뉴스

American dancer Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's history.

Misty Copeland and Alex Hammoudi in their premier of "Romeo and Juliet" for American Ballet Theatre # Photo © Gene Schiavone

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

Misty Copeland Re-creates Iconic Degas Paintings

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