overviewMisty Danielle Copeland (born September 10, 1982) is an American ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theater (ABT), one of the leading classical ballet companies in the United States. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT's 75-year history.
Although Copeland did not start ballet until the age of 13, she was considered a starving product. Two years later, in 1998, her ballet teachers and her mother, who acted as custodians, fought a custody battle over her. Meanwhile, Copeland, already an award-winning dancer, was getting professional offers. Legal matters included filing for Copeland to be emancipated and limiting his mother's orders. Both parties backed out of legal action and Copeland moved home to start working under a new teacher, a former ABT member.
In 1997, Copeland won the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award for best dancer in Southern California. After two summer workshops with ABT, she became a soloist of ABT's Studio Company and corps de ballet in 2001, and ABT in 2007. She matured as a soloist from 2007 to mid-2015. she is a more contemporary and sophisticated dancer.
In addition to her dance career, Copeland has become a public speaker, celebrity spokesperson and stage performer. She wrote two autobiographical books and read a documentary about the difficulties of her career, A Ballerina's Tale. In 2015, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world, featured on the cover of Time magazine. She has performed on Broadway in On the Town, is seen as an elite dancer for Prince, and has appeared on real-life television in Someday and A Show You're Thinking About Dancing on. She has endorsed products and companies such as she t-mobile, Coach, Inc., Dr Pepper, Seiko, The Dannon Company, and Under Armor. Job name Ballerina Director of American Ballet Theater (ABT)
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birthplace Kansas City, Missouri
Career She started ballet at the age of 13 with the San Pedro City Ballet. 2000 Joined American Ballet Theater (ABT) Studio Company and 2001 joined ABT she. As a leftist since 2007, she was promoted to manager (leader) in June 2015. She became the first African-American female dancer for the Ballet Company. She has also appeared on US sportswear brand Under Armor CM she.