American Ballet Theater Soloist Misty Copeland dazzles on stage at New York City’s Edward Koch Theater performing a contemporary ballet choreography by Derek Hough of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Misty Copeland is the first African-American soloist to perform with the prestigious American Ballet Theater in over 20 years. In recent years Copeland has become one of the few ballerina’s to achieve celebrity status, particularly after performing at the Madison Garden with singer Prince. Her fascinating life and rise to fame is chronicled in her new auto-biography Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.
Misty Copeland Performs Derek Hough Choreography at the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix Gala
Misty Copeland: An Unlikely Ballerina’s Story
Misty Copeland discusses her inspiring and at times heartbreaking journey to become the third African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theatre.