See 6 Stunning Images of Ballerina Misty Copeland from her New Book

6 Stunning Images of Misty Copeland from her New Book

See 6 Stunning Images of Ballerina Misty Copeland from her New Book

The dancer acted as her own makeup artist for these exclusive portraits.

Published October 4, 2016

If you haven’t heard, prima ballerina Misty Copeland is photographer Gregg Delman’s muse in an all-photo book where she acted as her own glam squad for the 95 intimate portraits of her in her element.

“For the majority of our shoots, there was no glam squad or walls of wardrobe,” Copeland intros in the book. “I did my own hair and makeup, wore my own clothes, and just like that, we’d get to work.” 

To be fair, Delman began working with Misty long before she became the first female African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history, making her a household name. But nonetheless, it's impressive considering the stunning imagery showcased in the book. You can find the book on Amazon and at any major book retailer, but get a peek with six of the photos below. Get ready to be to be Misty-fied!

  1. Cover Girl
    (Photo: Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman, Rizzoli New York, 2016.  Photographs Gregg Delman)
  2. Behind the Smoke and Mirrors
    (Photo: Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman, Rizzoli New York, 2016. Photographs Gregg Delman)
  3. Free as a Bird
    (Photo: Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman, Rizzoli New York, 2016.  Photographs Gregg Delman)
  4. Fight or Flight
    (Photo: Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman, Rizzoli New York, 2016.  Photographs Gregg Delman)
  5. On Pointe
    (Photo: Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman, Rizzoli New York, 2016.  Photographs Gregg Delman)
  6. Stretching It Out
    (Photo: Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman, Rizzoli New York, 2016.  Photographs Gregg Delman)
  7. Always Stay On Your Toes
    (Photo: Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman, Rizzoli New York, 2016. Photographs Gregg Delman)

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

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