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Misty Copeland

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
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Profession: Ballet Dancer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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.

Born: September 10, 1982
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Age: 37 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 2016-07-31 Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (33) weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California

Events in the Life of Misty Copeland

  • 2015-06-30 Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre

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