Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

November 8, 2014 9:57 PM

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It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.

Now she is one of only three female African American soloists in the American Ballet Theater's 74-year history. She has an enviously muscular and slender body that she wears with pride. And she has a talent that helps her to stand out as one of the extraordinary dancers of our time. A strong, proud ...

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