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Misty Copeland dancing in Coppelia in 2014
Misty Danielle Copeland
September 10, 1982
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
|Residence||Manhattan, New York City, United States|
|Education||San Pedro High School|
|Occupation||Ballerina with American Ballet Theatre|
|Home town||Los Angeles, California, United States|
Misty Copeland (born September 10, 1982) is a ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT). She made history in 2007 as the third African American to be promoted to the rank of soloist in two decades. She is the fourth African-American soloist, and the first in two decades with ABT.
On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT's 75-year history
She starred as Odette in George Balanchine's Swan Lake. Copeland is considered a prodigy because she rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13. She is the fourth African-American soloist, and the first in two decades with ABT.
The ABT is one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.
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