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Was born on September 10th, 1982 in Kansas city Missouri. She was the first African American dance
Misty Danielle Copeland
You can do anything you want, even if you are being told negative things. Stay strong and find motivation
Copeland scored a monumental achievement covered the world over, becoming the first African-American performer to be appointed an ABT principal dancer in the company's 75-year history. At a subsequent news conference, an emotional Copeland stated in tears that the announcement marked the culmination of her lifelong dream.
"You can dream big it doesn't matter what you look like, or where you come from."
Copeland joined the studio company of American Ballet Theatre in 2000, becoming a soloist several years later and starring in an array of productions such as The Nutcracker and Firebird. An icon whose star shines beyond the world of classical dance, in late June 2015 Copeland became the first African-American performer to be appointed as an ABT principal dancer in the company's decades long history.
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