American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland did not have it easy. Growing up, her family lived in hotels. She started ballet at the Boys and Girls Clubs and much later than most prima ballerinas do. Her mother and a dance teacher fought each other in a custody battle. And, and most significantly in terms of the ballet world, she was Black.
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Copeland, now a professional ballet dancer who ascended to the ranks of one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world, ABT in New York City, has been showered with accolades for her dance skills. She’s performed with Prince, who is a big fan and written a memoir of her life, “Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.”
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In this new Under Armour commercial, she shows both her ballet skills and her triumph over her critics. Grab some tissues, it may make you choke up a little. And then show it to a young person you love, or anyone who may have doubts about their ability to overcome obstacles.
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