MISTY ON POINTE
Misty Copeland became the first African-American woman to be named Principal Dancer in the American Ballet Theater yesterday. Copeland has won acclaim, media attention and product sponsorships for her Cinderella-story biography. Her first ballet class was at age 13, on a basketball court belonging to the Boys and Girls Club. She recently became the first African-American to take the leading role in Swan Lake at the Met.
Copeland wrote a memoir last year called Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina in which she declared her ambition to become the first African-American woman to be principal at the Ballet Theater.
Well, ask and ye shall receive.