Up close with ballerina Misty Copeland

8th August, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

According to the traditional dance world, Misty Copeland faced an uphill battle unlike no other. To begin with, she didn’t take her first ballet class until she was 13. Yet, within three months, she was en pointe. Then, when her growth spurt hit, she was told she had the “wrong body” for ballet. However, after years of hard work, becoming comfortable in her own skin and dancing in a style as only she could, she became the third African American female soloist by 2007 — and the first in 20 years — at American Ballet Theatre (ABT). We caught up …

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