The principal ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre cover the September 2015 issue of Essence Magazine. Inside she discusses her ride to the top. Here is an excerpt from Misty Copeland's interview with the magazine.
"I never knew it was going to get to this level. There are a lot of times when I wish it wasn't so much. But I wanted this type of exposure for the dance community. I wanted it to be an opportunity for me to educate people and get them to become ballet fans and educate them on what it means to be a Black dancer--a black ballet dancer..."
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