And, something magical...Misty Copeland, photo by Richard Corman, CPI Syndication.

And, something magical...Misty Copeland, photo by Richard Corman, CPI Syndication.

Love these #wordsofwisdom from the inspirational Misty Copeland, who just became the first black Principal at American Ballet Theate #ballerina #workingwomen

Love these #wordsofwisdom from the inspirational Misty Copeland, who just became the first black Principal at American Ballet Theate #ballerina #workingwomen

Misty Copeland on Breaking Gender Barriers, Lip Care, and Contoured Robots

Misty Copeland on Breaking Gender Barriers, Lip Care, and Contoured Robots

Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer for America’s leading classical ballet company,the American Ballet Theatre, is significant not just for breaking a racial barrier, but for what her body represents. Copeland is not built like a ‘typical’ ballerina. She is shorter, more busty and — like her counterparts Serena Williams in tennis and Simone Biles in gymnastics — visibly muscular.

After Being Accused of Photoshop, Misty Copeland Brings Receipts Showing Her Body is Just That Insane

Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer for America’s leading classical ballet company,the American Ballet Theatre, is significant not just for breaking a racial barrier, but for what her body represents. Copeland is not built like a ‘typical’ ballerina. She is shorter, more busty and — like her counterparts Serena Williams in tennis and Simone Biles in gymnastics — visibly muscular.

Misty Copeland was first introduced to ballet on a basketball court at the Boys and Girls Club. By ballet standards, she was too old, too curvy, and too dark to be a premiere ballerina. She didn’t fit the ballerina mold. So, she broke it and casted a new one.  Pave your own path to success.

Misty Copeland was first introduced to ballet on a basketball court at the Boys and Girls Club. By ballet standards, she was too old, too curvy, and too dark to be a premiere ballerina. She didn’t fit the ballerina mold. So, she broke it and casted a new one. Pave your own path to success.

Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows Her Body Toning Moves #ballet #exercise #tone

Ballerina Misty Copeland's Favorite Ab-Sculpting Moves

Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows Her Body Toning Moves #ballet #exercise #tone

Misty Copeland; preach it girl! #mistycopeland #ballet #dance

20 Times Misty Copeland's Instagram Rocked Your World

Misty Copeland; preach it girl! #mistycopeland #ballet #dance

#MistyCopelandSlayin | After Being Accused of Photoshop, Misty Copeland Brings Receipts Showing Her Body is Just That Insane

After Being Accused of Photoshop, Misty Copeland Brings Receipts Showing Her Body is Just That Insane

#MistyCopelandSlayin | After Being Accused of Photoshop, Misty Copeland Brings Receipts Showing Her Body is Just That Insane

Misty Copeland and the NYC Dance Project create a Degas-themed photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar.

Misty Copeland and the NYC Dance Project create a Degas-themed photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar.

If you want it, go after it.  Image of ballerina Misty Copeland from Under Armor

If you want it, go after it. Image of ballerina Misty Copeland from Under Armor

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