Happy hump day friends,
Today is Day 13 of our Black Girl History Month and our Black Girl of the day is Misty Copeland.
Misty Copeland is an American Ballet Theatre (ABT) soloist. She was born September 10, 1982. Unlike most professional ballet dancers, Misty did not begin dancing until the age of 13. She became a member of ABT in 2000, and in 2007 she became the first African American Soloist in the company’s 75 year history. She has been considered one of America’s 100 most influential people. If you’d like to know more about this groundbreaking ballerina, you can read her book named Ballerina Body.