Misty Copeland on Breaking Gender Barriers, Lip Care, and Contoured Robots
And, something magical...Misty Copeland, photo by Richard Corman, CPI Syndication.
The stunning Misty Copeland is once again changing up the way we look at the world of ballet and art. The first African-American woman to be named a princi
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, 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 @mistyonpointe by Regan Cameron @regancameron for Cosmopolitan @Cosmopolitan August 2016 #motion
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