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Misty Copeland’s Career in Ballet and Beyond

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: May 26, 2022 • 5 min read

Misty Copeland is a trailblazing superstar whose talents have received international recognition in the ballet world and beyond. Not only has she spent years as a principal dancer for one of the most famous companies in the dance world; she has become a role model for anyone who dreams to light up a stage—whether or not they want to do so wearing pointe shoes.