Enjoy these inspiring words of wisdom from barrier-breaking ballerina Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal ballerina in American Ballet Theater's 75-year history and read Misty Copeland's February 2016 Guideposts cover story here.
"I know the struggles [in this industry] and how important it is for young women to have someone out there that they can relate to, so I’m happy to be one of the voices of ballet right now."
"I hope that people who have seen me perform or seen an interview with me were moved and will remember a positive feeling."
“I will what I want.”
"All you can do is be your best self. I've always felt that I had to be that much more aware of how I present myself. I'm representing more than just me. I think every person should think that way."
"Keep working. What you put into your body is just as important as how hard you dance. I believe with the right training and an understanding of how to take care of your body, you can mold it to be whatever you want it to be."
"You have the wrong body for ballet," she was told as a child. That just makes her ascension to the top of the ballet world even more inspiring! Read her cover story in the February 2016 issue of Guideposts here.
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