The Evolution of Misty Copeland

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History Made, Hope Derived

In 2007, Misty Copeland was promoted to the role of soloist in the American Ballet Theatre. It's a feat that few dancers ever accomplish, but that all dancers dream of. She made history by becoming the third ever Black soloist at the company and the first to break the color barrier in 20 years.  


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