Misty Copeland

by: camden tapley

The basics of Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland is a famous ballet dancer and the first African American performer to be appointed as a principal ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre. She was born in 1982. She is 33 years old. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Inspiring others

Misty didn't start dancing until she was 13 years old. Many rejected her because she didn't have the "ballet body". She also inspired other African- American girls to know that their dreams are possible. The American Ballet Theatre is one of the biggest ballet companies in the world.

fun fact about misty copeland

She wears way too much hairspray on a daily basis.

character trait

She inspires young girls everywhere that if you can dream it, you can do it, even if you don't come from a great home.


she has made an impact on history because she is the first african american principal ballet dancer at the ABT. she gives hope to all aspiring ballerinas and young dudes as well that they can achieve their goal with alot of hard work, blood (literally), sweat, and tears.