A model of willpower, dedication and determination: Misty Copeland
Hai mai sentito parlare di Misty Copeland? I love her.
Mi è stata di grande aiuto e mi ha dimostrato quanto siano importanti la tenacia e la determinazione nel seguire i propri sogni.
E’ afroamericana e ha iniziato a studiare danza a 13 anni, troppo tardi per chiunque voglia fare carriera nel settore. Eppure Misty ce l’ha fatta ed è diventata la prima étoile non bianca dell’American Ballet Theatre.
Misty Copeland (34 years old) is one of the most famous ballerinas/dancer in the world but her life was very difficult because her family was very poor and she is black and muscular.
In 2000, Misty became a member of the American Ballet Theatre and after 7 years, she became a soloist. Her career was an enormous success but she had many problems: she had to stop doing ballet twice for injuries and she developed an eating disorder to get a perfect body.
But the Copeland persevered and in 2015 she made her debut in Swan Lake and she became the first African-American woman to be the principal dancer of ABT.
She is also an actor and singer in musical and author of three books: An Unlikely Ballerina, Firebird and Ballerina Body.
Last year, when Mattel created a Barbie doll inspired by Copeland she said: “It’s amazing to have a Barbie that is a black ballerina and she has muscles and is strong. It’s just really cool”.