Today has been a great day in the world of dance. Misty Copeland has been named principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater.
I was able to meet Misty at my dance studio last year. She is so cool! I remember her telling us about all of the hard work and challenges of being a soloist. When she came to our studio, she was the third African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theater. She also talked about her goal of being a principal dancer. And now, she is the first African-American principal dancer in the 75 year history of the American Ballet Theater! You can read about our meeting here. I also wrote about my dream to be like Misty one day here. Is it obvious I like her? Well I do. She’s one of my biggest inspirations. Ballet is the constant pursuit of perfection and Misty inspires me to strive to get better everyday….
Here is one of the famous commercials she has done….