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Misty Copeland

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Birthday
10, 1982
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO

About

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.

Trivia

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 married her longterm boyfriend Olu Evans in 2016.

Associated With

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