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(32) Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer

Posted by on 02.06.2017 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSToday we are thrilled to welcome Misty Copeland.  Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in San Pedro California, Misty began her training at the age of 13.  In 2000, she joined American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company, and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet a year later.  In June 2015, Misty made history when she became the first African American woman at ABT to join the rank of Principal Dancer.  Misty Copeland has become a household name with dozens of...

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