Misty Copeland represents America at its best. The astonishingly talented dancer with a long list of firsts is also a powerful athlete. A woman of color, she is a symbol not just for commercial enterprises like Under Armour and artistic ones like the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland is also a symbol of the America we think about when we truly indulge what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature.”
[Copeland’s book Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina is grand testimony to the American Dream]
It’s generous of Copeland to share her gift with the world, a gift she honed with tireless and inspiring dedication to her craft. Brava!