Chatting with Misty Copeland

Because everyone should know a ballerina!

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Misty Copeland is perhaps the former, and if not, then she most certainly is the latter. Currently dancing the role of Clara in the American Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker, she is the first African American female soloist in over two decades at ABT (and the second ever!). Former President Obama even invited her to be on the President’s Council on Fitness, Heath, and Nutrition; she published a New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motionand a children’s book, Firebird annndd a healthy lifestyle book, Ballerina Bodyfor those of us looking to embrace healthier routines; Oh, and lest we forget her induction into the National Boys and Girls Hall of Fame, her countless endorsement deals, and the fact that she is redefining the world of the arts. Misty is a real life role model; the pretty princess, the ballerina, the super hero that the little girl inside of each of us women so desperately needs to relate to. We couldn’t be more overjoyed to feature Misty on today’s International Women’s Day Series. Thanks Misty—for reminding so many of us that dreams can (and do) come true—Bravo!


My nickname is:

Miki.

The first thing I do when I wake up is:

Order breakfast from the corner deli.

I can’t live without:

Music.

If I had one week to escape:

I would lay on a beach in Greece.

If I only had $10 in my pocket:

I would head to the Pier I Cafe on the Hudson River and enjoy an affordable glass of wine outside.

Everything tastes better with a little:

Truffle oil, truffle salt, anything truffle!

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