San Pedro High School, Los Angeles, California
Kansas City, Missouri USA
Claim to Fame
She is the third African-American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in NYC.
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Misty Copeland (born 1982) is an American ballerina, described by many accounts as the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT),one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States (along with New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet).However, Anne Benna Sims and Nora Kimball, who were with the ABT in the early and mid 1980s respectively,preceded her.In this role as the third African-American ballerina and first in two decades with ABT, she has endured the cultural pressure associated with it.
Copeland is considered a prodigy who rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13. By age 15, Copeland's mother and ballet teachers, who were serving as her custodial guardians, fought a custody battle over her. Meanwhile, Copeland, who was already an award-winning dancer, was fielding professional offers. The 1998 legal proceedings involved filings for emancipation by Copeland and restraining orders by her mother. Both sides dropped legal proceedings, and Copeland moved home to begin studying under a new teacher who was a former ABT member.
In 1998, Copeland won the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award as the best dancer in Southern California. After two summer workshops with the ABT, she became a member of the Studio Company in 2000, a member of the corps de ballet in 2001, and a soloist in 2007.
Stylistically, she is considered a classical ballerina and was regarded as such during her early years in the ABT. As a soloist since the autumn of 2007, she has been described as having matured into a more contemporary and sophisticated dancer.
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Misty Danielle Copeland (born September 10, 1982) is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. Stylistically, she is considered a classical ballet dancer. In April 2015, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT's 75-year history.
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Lindsey Monique Brown, Erica Stephanie Copeland
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==Misty Danielle Copeland== (born September 10, 1982) is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. Stylistically, she is considered a classical ballet dancer. In April 2015, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT's 75-year history.
==Misty Copeland== Dancer - ====Date of Birth==== 10 September 1982, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
====Birth Name==== Misty Danielle Copeland
====Height==== 5' 2" (1.57 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Misty Danielle Copeland. She is a producer and actress, known for A Ballerina's Tale (2015), Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016) and The Kennedy Center Honors (2014). She has been married to Olu Evans since July 31, 2016.
===Spouse (1)=== Olu Evans (31 July 2016 - present)
===Trivia (1)=== Is of African, German and Italian descent.
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Misty Danielle Copeland
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