Misty Copeland

catsMisty Copeland represents the very saying that “Dreams are possible in America”  , she is an author, entertainer, and American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.  She is the fourth African-American soloist, and the first in two decades with ABT, where she has endured the cultural pressure associated with this role.  That cannot be an easy ride for Misty Copeland and for that I applaud her for her bravery, strength and her determination.

 Misty was not like the other ballerina and had only started practicing /learning the art of ballet at the age of 13 years old .  And by 15 yrs old, she was already dancing professionally and winning many awards.  It is also said that Misty and her mother had a fierce fight with regards to her guardianship in which both parties ended up letting go of the case.

catsI’m currently reading her book and will talk more about it when I’m done.  Thus far loving her story.