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Misty Copeland

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10, 1982
Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City, MO


Ballet dancer who became the first African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theatre, eventually becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the company's principal dancer.

Before Fame

She studied at the San Francisco Ballet School after studying gymnastics and dance as a child.


She was a 1998 winner of the LA Music Center Spotlight Award, given to South California's best dancer.

Family Life

She has three older siblings: Erica, Douglas, and Christopher. She also has a younger half sister named Lindsey and a younger half brother named Cameron. Her parents are Sylvia DelaCerna and Doug Copeland. She married her longterm boyfriend Olu Evans in 2016.

Associated With

She performed in The Chocolate Nutcracker, which was narrated by Debbie Allen.