Full Name: Misty Copeland
Profession: Ballet Dancer
Why Famous: Considered a prodigy, Copeland started dancing only at the age of 13 and quickly rose to stardom.
She dances for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.
- 2015-07-01 Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre