Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Congratulations to Misty Copeland!

Big congratulations to Misty Copeland for becoming the first Black Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theater!  It is quite an honor and such a huge accomplishment for her.  Although I don't know her personally, I am very proud.  It shows what can be done with dedication, perseverance, and raw talent.  I know how tough ballet can be just from the years I took it when I was a young girl.  I never aspired to become a prima ballerina, but I dedicated myself to being the best I could be for the concerts put on by my class.  I was both anxious and nervous for my family to see how hard I had worked.  I also wanted my mother to feel good about the hard earned money she had invested in my dance lessons.  There was some healthy competition amongst the girls in class, but it was a fun experience and one that I will always treasure.  I know that Misty serves as inspiration to many young girls, possibly boys too, and I think that is a wonderful gift to the world.  I'm sure many more great things are in store for this amazing young woman.  Check out the article by the Associated Press here.

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