Misty Copeland Makes History

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

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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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