Misty Copeland is now the first African-American woman to be named a principal of American Ballet Theatre.
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Cool Facts about Misty Copeland
- She grew up in California in a tiny hotel room with her mother and five siblings.
- Prince pushed her to succeed and invited Misty to dance in his “Welcome To America” tour.
- As a little girl, she choreographed performances to Mariah Carey’s earliest hits.
- Copeland released two books in 2014. The first was the memoir Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina. The second was a picture book aimed at young children titled Firebird.
- A commercial put her on the map.