Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Join Misty Copeland and Nelson George, director of the new feature documentary A Ballerina’s Tale, and moderator Gayle King, for the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how she overcame a tumultuous upbringing and near career-ending injuries to become one of the most revered dancers of her generation. More than just a ballet success story, Copeland’s journey is a hugely inspirational, universal tale of perseverance. Related video: Misty Copeland with Amy Astley: Life in Motion Misty Copeland Says Diversity is Vital for Ballet’s Future
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Thank you for this inspiring interview. I write about artists of all types, but as I think I’ve mentioned to you, I’m particularly interested in ballet dancers, especially women. I think they might be the hardest working and most disciplined of all artists. That’s my opinion.