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Twitter just showered Misty Copeland with roses, because she’s #PrincipalMisty
It's been an amazing week for our favorite superstar ballerina and all-around awesome person, Misty Copeland. First, she made history as the only African-American dancer to take on the lead role of Odette/Odile in American Ballet Theatre's production of Swan Lake, one of the most important and well-known ballets in the company's repertoire. And she pulled it off. In a big way. Huge. But she didn't stop there, because after all, this is Misty Copeland we're talking about. As the ballet world's first crossover star since Mikhail Baryshnikov ,Misty's not just queen of the dance world, she's queen of EVERYTHING. She's become a role model and symbol of perseverance over poverty, body shaming and racial stereotypes. So naturally, making history once in a week wasn't enough. Six days later, our girl did it again. On Tuesday, Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer (the highest possible rank within a professional dance company) at American Ballet Theatre, ...