Misty Copeland isn’t just a fabulous ballerina (and an insanely strong athlete), she’s also the first Black woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater’s 80-plus-year history. The Under-Armour-sponsored dance prodigy is an inspiration both on and off the stage, which is why her fans include everyone from the late pop legend Prince to Chrissy Teigen’s daughter Luna. Anyone who has watched Copeland dance would have a pretty hard time believing that she didn’t start taking ballet lessons until the age of 13, and if you haven’t seen her dance for yourself, you need to check out these awe-inducing performances.
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