Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Leading Ladies

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.