Seldom do we come across great talent like Misty’s. We’ve reported about her on several occasions in the past. (See links at the end of this post). She’s one of our favorite shining ballet stars. And here’s why: She’s been following her dream since she was 13 and has been relentless about reaching her artistic goals. I’d like to introduce… (drum roll) American Ballet Theatre soloist, Misty Copeland in the news again!
Read below and watch the video, her story will amaze and inspire you to follow your own dreams, whatever they may be.
Keosha Johnson of TheGrio.com interviewed the 29 year old ballerina:
Misty Copeland in the news again!
Misty Copeland, 29, did not start ballet until she was 13, beginning at a local Boys & Girls Club. To start learning what is usually a lifelong craft at a late age and still achieve national acclaim is a feat in itself. But the Californian’s most prized achievement to date happened in 2007, when she was appointed as a soloist at the famed American Ballet Theater. She is the first African-American soloist at the historic theater in 20 years.
Ms. Johnson asked Ms. Copeland 5 great questions in this interview. The last one being:
Q: What advice would you give to anyone who wants to achieve their dreams?
A: If you are truly in love with what you do and whatever it is you want to accomplish, that is enough to push you to do the impossible. Have confidence in yourself, because you are your biggest obstacle.
Read the remaining interview here.
I’m glad to see Misty Copeland in the news again! She’s worked very hard and deserves our support and recognition.
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