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.
- 2016-07-31 Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (33) weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California
- 2015-06-30 Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre