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Author Krajnik, Elizabeth, author.

Title Misty Copeland : first African American principal ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre / Elizabeth Krajnik.

Publication Info. New York : PowerKids Press, 2018.


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 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 792.8092 Copeland,M KRA    Available
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 792.8092 Copeland,M KRA    Available
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Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series Breakout biographies
Breakout biographies.
Note Includes webography.
Includes index.
Contents The first at ABT -- A difficult upbringing -- The drill team -- Boys and Girls Club ballet -- Getting noticed -- Going far from home -- The Studio Company -- The Corps de Ballet -- Becoming a soloist -- Dancing with Prince -- Pushing the limit -- Long road to recovery -- What the future holds -- Timeline -- Glossary -- Index -- Websites.
Summary It isn't very often that late bloomers are called prodigies, but Misty Copeland is an extraordinary case. At the age of 13, she began her formal ballet training, which is considerably later than most children begin ballet. In 2015, Copeland was promoted from soloist to principal at American Ballet Theatre, one of the world's premiere ballet companies. She has written a memoir and a children's book, and starred in the screen adaptation of her memoir. She advocates for inclusivity in the classical ballet world and as well as body positivity for young women.
Subject Copeland, Misty -- Juvenile literature.
Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American dancers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781538325575 (library bound)
1538325578 (library bound)
9781538326268 (paperback)
1538326264 (paperback)

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