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Up From Inner-City Poverty To Ballet Stardom
"When Misty Copeland was discovered at age 13 by a ballet instructor at her local Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, Calif., she was so poor that she'd never seen a ballet, heard of ballet or knew what a ballerina looked like. ... Today, at 30 years old, Misty Copeland is the first black female in two decades to be a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre." New York Post 06/02/13
Posted June 5, 2013 12:51 AM




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