Misty Danielle Copeland
September 10, 1982
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
|Education||San Pedro High School|
|Occupation||Ballerina with American Ballet Theatre|
Misty Copeland (born September 10, 1982) is a ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT). She made history in 2007 as the third African American to be promoted to the rank of soloist in two decades. She is the fourth African-American soloist, and the first in two decades with ABT.
She starred as Odette in George Balanchine's Swan Lake. Copeland is considered a prodigy because she rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13. She is the fourth African-American soloist, and the first in two decades with ABT.
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- Jim Farber. "This Swan is More than Coping". Los Angeles News Group. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- Cooper, Michael (30 June 2015). "Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- Catton, Pia (30 June 2015). "Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- Feeley, Sheila Anne (July 1, 2015). "Historic 1st for ballet company". A.M. New York. p. 3. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- The others are the New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet). Jennings, Luke (2007-02-18). "One step closer to perfection: The best of Balanchine lights up London – but Stravinsky in Birmingham must not be missed". The Observer. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2008-08-26.