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Ep. 104 Misty Copeland Conversation

Professional ballerina Misty Copeland discusses her favorite and most challenging roles, the award she’s most proud of, and how she overcame negativity and barriers in her career. 

Misty Copeland is a New York Times bestselling author, spokesmodel, and ballerina who became the first ever African-American female principal dancer for the prestigious American Ballet Theater. 

Listen to this episode and learn:  

  • What Misty’s childhood passions were and what it felt like to be in a ballet studio for the first time.  
  • How Misty overcame barriers and relied on her support system to become a professional dancer.  
  • How Misty found the courage to be a trailblazer and role model for other dancers of color.  
  • Why Misty is so committed to philanthropy and supporting the arts.  
  • What Misty’s favorite role to play is and which one is the most challenging.  
  • How Misty ended up dancing point on Prince’s piano in Madison Square Garden.