Misty Copeland Becomes The First African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland has been named a Principal dancer in the American Ballet company. 

She is the first African American to be given this top honor with the company. Only a handful of African American ballet dancers in history have earned this prestigious designation. Misty hopes to cut a new path for black girls like herself who have struggled to fight their way to the top. She’s the author of two books and has been featured in Time Magazine. 

Video courtesy of CBS.

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