Por Amor al Ballet

Published on Aug 2, 2014

Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland, the ballerina featured in the Under Armor video “I Will What I Want” has had a hard path to be where she is today. In 2007, Copeland became the first African-American female soloist in two decades to be part of New York City’s acclaimed American Ballet Theatre. Fusion’s Alicia Menendez visited Copeland during a rehearsal, where they discussed Copeland’s new memoir, “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina” and how others have responded to her critique of the lack of diversity in ballet.