Misty Copeland

Hello everyone, today Iw ould like to give props to one of the mot Inspiring people in the great Wide World. Misty Copeland is the first afro american ballerina to be promoted to a Pricipal at the American Ballet Theatre.

She was born on September 10th 183 which makes her 35 Today.Misty Copeland was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and she was raised in the San Pedro,Los Angeles, California.Her father, Doug Copeland, is German American and African American, while her mother, Sylvia DelaCerna, is Italian American and African American and was adopted by African American parents.Misty Copeland is the youngest of four children from her mother’s second marriage and has two younger half-siblings, one each from her mother’s third and fourth marriages. She is Not only an Amazing Dancer, but she is an Inspiration to coloured girls, and just an amazing dancer at all. She was selected as one of the 100 most influential People by the Time Magazine.

She started Ballet, with 13 which is actually a quite Late age to start Ballet. She did not really have a good, peaceful childhood. There was a custody Battle between her Ballet Teachers and her Mother. After a few years though, both sides gave the Battle up, and her Mother was left with the Custody. Her mother and Misty had harsh arguments at home and Mistys self esteem was really low.

At fifteen years old, Misty Copeland won first place in the Los Angeles Music Centre Spotlight Awards at the Chandler Pavilion in March 1998. Copeland said it was the first time she ever faced nervousness. The winners received schozarships between $500 and $2500. Her victory in the 10th annual contest among gifted high school students in California secured her recognition by the Los Angeles Times as the best young dancer in the Los Angeles Area.

She attended the summer workshop at the San Francisco Ballet School in 1998. Sh elected the workshop over offers from the Joffrey Ballet, ABT and the Dance Theater of Harlem, amongst others. Of the programs she auditioned for, only NYCB declined to make her an offer. San Francisco Ballet, ABT and New York City Ballet are regarded as the three  ballet best classical ballet companies in the USA. During the six-week workshop at San Francisco BS, Misty was placed in the most advanced classes. At the end of the workshop, she received one of the few offers to continue as a full-time student at the school. She declined the offer because of the desire from her mother to return home.

Misty was appointed a soloist at ABT in August 2007 as one of the youngest ABT dancers promoted to soloist. As of 2008, Copeland was the only African-American woman in the dance company during her entire ABT career. The only male African American in the company during her career,Danny Tidewell left in 2005. In an international ballet community with a lack of diversity of races,  she was so unusual as an African American ballerina.

On June 30, 2015, she became the first African-American woman to be promoted to Principal Ballerina in ABT’s 75-year history. Her achievement was groundbreaking, as there have been very few African-American principal ballerinas at major companies. According to the 2015 documentary about her,A Ballerinas Tale until Copeland, “there had  never been a Black female principal dancer at a major international Company.”

Copeland next accepted the role of Ivy Smith in the Broadway Show of On the Town, which she played for two weeks from August 25 to September 6.

Over a matter of Tİme, Misty Copeland was on a lot of Shows, Ballet spectacles and much more. There are a lot of Documentarys about her.