Five Things To Know About Misty Copeland
1. Misty Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater's seventy-five year history.
2. She didn't start ballet training until she was 13!
3. She was told she had the wrong body for a ballet dancer, then she did this and everyone fell in love with her.
4. She was nearly homeless as a child.
5. She spent most of her first year in the company on the sidelines due to a serious back injury.