Misty Copeland: On Pointe & On Purpose

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Drilling Pays Off

In seventh grade, Misty auditioned for the drill team and was made the captain of the drill team on the spot. The coach then suggested that Misty go to the Boys & Girls Club to take a free ballet class because she saw the potential in her, and the rest is history.

(Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for American Ballet Theatre)

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