Misty Copeland by Chaz Guest Misty Danielle Copeland (born September 10, 1982) is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT’s 75-year history.
i really love ballet. i love not only the art of dance, but also being able to inspire younger black/brown girls by showing them that there is no activity or interest too “white” for them to pursue. i love teaching them that they should never be discouraged from participating in something just because they’ll be the only ones of their kinds doing it, nor do they have to disown who they are in order succeed. hard work knows no color. melanin is magic. we can do anything. 💕✨