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S2016: Misty Copeland's Ballerina Tale

  • Aired: 02/08/2016
  • 02:12
  • Rating: NR
Few dancers reach the elite level of ballet, of those, only a fraction are black women. Misty Copeland shattered those barriers in 2015, making history as the first African American principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Learn more about her story at pbs.org/independentlens/films/ballerinas-tale
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Documenting Misty Copeland’s historic rise to become one of ballet's best.
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