Misty Copeland Makes History

32-year-old Misty Copeland becomes first Black principal dancer at one of three top ballet companies in the world!

  • 1982:  Born in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 1995: Takes first ballet class at the late age of 13 at Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, California.
  • 1997: Earned full scholarship to San Francisco’s Ballet Summer Intensive Program.
  • 2000: Earned full scholarship to American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Program.
  • 2001: Joined ABT’s Corps de Ballet.
  • 2002: Earned spot as first African American female soloist of the company in two decades.
  • 2015: Promoted to principal dancer at ABT.

“Misty Copeland’s destiny was not to be a ballerina. But will trumps fate.” I WILL WHAT I WANT

What has someone told you that you could not do, that you managed to accomplish anyway?

Published by KatSized

Certified Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor from Miami, FL

One thought on “Misty Copeland Makes History

  1. Beautiful art ,our grand daughter is taking ballet dance..When ever we have chance we go to see ballet in May A Russian ballet Co.Came to Citrus college art center we enjoyed the ballet ant Swan lake Music. Wishing you all the best.

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