Misty Copeland Biography

By: Rachel Carrolll

Her Background

She was born September 10, 1982 in Kansas City Missouri. Then she moved to Los angels and attended San Pedro High School. She started taking ballet at the age of thirteen and was dancing at San Pedro Ballet School. She moved to American Ballet Theater in 2000 and has been there ever sense.

Dancing Past and Present

She first started ballet at the age of thirteen attending San Pedro Ballet School. The she moved to ABT (American Ballet Theater). Which in 1997 lead to her attending and winning the Los Angeles Music Center award as best dancer in Southern California. And Earlier this year She was promoted to principal dancer and she is the first African american principal dancer which is an amazing achievement.

Her Now

As a 2015 principal dancer Misty is still dancing at ABT and is married to Olu Evens that she has been dating since 2004 and a decade later she is married to her first real boyfriend. And now she is writing her third book called "Ballerina Body," it is a health and fitness guide. It is scheduled for release in early 2017.

Works Cited:

"Misty Copeland to Write Book on Health and Fitness." ArtsBeat Misty Copeland to Write Book on Health and Fitness Comments. N.p., 18 Nov. 2015. Web. 19 Nov. 2015.

"Misty Copeland." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 2015. Web. 19 Nov. 2015.

"The Official Website of Misty Copeland." Misty Copeland. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2015.

Misty Copeland. Digital image. Little Talks. N.p., 17 Mar. 2015. Web.

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