Misty started dancing at 13, and I think she saw other people doing it so she got really in ballet. she became a dancer for 49 or 23 years and she said “ I don't have to like the person next to me” and she was the first black woman to become
principal. She did not expect classical dancer not growing up in a family that is supportive
Misty was the only black American Ballet Theater for over ten years. Misty was scared to talk in public. She was 29 when she became her first principal role in a classical ballet she went to a motel with her five siblings, she didn't have a typical path or journey of what people expect from a classical dancer, not growing up in a family that's supportive or that has money, not being white.
Misty became the first African-American woman to dance with ABT in the dual role of Odette and Odile in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. she became the Abt principal dancer in the company's 75-year history Having more cures in her figure than the traditional ballet dancer.
Her stepdad was emotionally and physically abusive-called her names. Misty Copeland's challenge was not to give up and keep and being mean. Bringing ballet to a more diverse all types of people audience and it helped me learn from her she didn’t give up and not quit and she worked hard to be a ballet dancer.
Story by Cayla Oliver