Misty 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.
I’m currently reading her book and will talk more about it when I’m done. Thus far loving her story.
I hear a lot about Babe Ruth because the spouse is a sports fan and for those of you baseball, you will know how valuable a team member Babe Ruth was. Born in 1865, this man still is a legend ! Babe Ruth learned his first baseball lesson from a reformatory school at the age of 7 from a priest. Babe Ruth was regarded as one of American Sport Heroes of all times and it was rumored that even though he was a bad boy, he still always tries to do good for his community. Baseball players like Babe Ruth were said to have a deep tissue massage after each game and we all know how rough and tough some games can get for these sport players. Babe Ruth was the first ever baseball player to be of great interest to the public, so much so they treated him like a star from the beginning.
At the age of 2 Martina started playing tennis – remarkable right? Born in Slovakia, she was a professional tennis player till she turned 22 and was number #1 single female tennis player in 1997. She also won 40 single titles and 36 double titles – very impressive indeed at the age of 22. Though she had a little set back, Martina was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013.
Martina had a long history with tennis starting at the age of 2 and entering tournaments from the age of 4. She was the youngest player to win in the Grand Slam Junior Title, I am sure she was the envy of a lot of young girls and boys as well as parents. But she did really trained hard and with parents who are also professional tennis player, you can’t go to wrong with that decision.