Misty Copelandhave you ever...
Posted 08 July 2003 - 10:58 AM
also, im new to the board, so HI all!! B)
Posted 08 July 2003 - 06:50 PM
Posted 09 July 2003 - 03:56 AM
Posted 09 July 2003 - 04:36 AM
She came from a family that didn't want her to do ballet? They wanted her to do something else?
I have never really made an effort to pick her out of the corps when I have seen ABT, but she does have a "different" kind of quality to her (at least from what I have seen and from pictures of her). I guess what I mean is she doesn't strike me as the typical classical ballerina. Still, she has some talent behind her.
Posted 09 July 2003 - 06:31 AM
Posted 09 July 2003 - 09:17 AM
She was spotted at age 13 (!) by a teacher who gave her a scholarship
and, when the commute to the studio became too much, took her in.
At some point her mom became unhappy with this arrangement, and there was
some much-publicized legal maneuvering, which is reviewed the story
By the accounts I've read, her mom always wanted Misty to be happy, and
knew how happy dancing made her, but was very uncomfortable about how
ballet is so all-consuming and was keeping Misty from regular school
and a "normal" life.
From what I understand, after the end of the story cited above,
she returned to live with her mom, then went to
ABT for an SI at age 16, and then was invited to join ABT's
As we all know, the story ended happily and Misty is dancing professionally
after having her first ballet class at age 13.
Posted 09 July 2003 - 10:16 AM
Quite the story it is... I was unaware of any of this.
I'm glad things seemed to have worked themselves out. Misti certainly has illustrated her passion for dance.
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