Misty Copeland: On Pointe & On Purpose

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Late Bloomer

While most dancers start young, Misty Copeland started ballet when she was 13 and her talent quickly advanced her from ballet to being en pointe in just three months.  Her supreme skill was recognized quickly and led her to play Claire in Debbie Allen’s The Chocolate Nutcracker soon after.

(Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

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