Misty Copeland Blazes a Trail for Young Dancers of Color

Misty Copeland Blazes a Trail for Young Dancers of Color

Over two decades ago, Misty Copeland took up dance at the late age of 13 at her local Boys & Girls Club in Southern California. Since then, she has literally and figuratively been bringing a brilliance of color to the world of ballet. The first African American woman to earn the role of principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre in 2015, Copeland is on a mission to ensure young ballerinas of color have the opportunity to achieve her same level of success…

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