About a month ago, I learned that Misty Copeland was coming to Dallas for a book signing. "Who is Misty Copeland?" you ask? Well, she's only the third-ever African American solo ballerinas for the American Ballet Theatre - the first in twenty years. I came to "know" Misty (if you will) on social media - she's always posting amazing pics on Instagram (@mistyonpointe). But behind all of those spectacular pictures, she's got an incredible story about overcoming adversity. Her book "Life in Motion: an Unlikely Ballerina" tells the story of how she grew up poor in Los Angeles with five siblings in a single-parent home. She took her first ballet class at 13 and was on pointe three months later! She clearly has a God-given talent, but her ability to persevere makes her even more beautiful and endearing. Check out the book and our interview on The Broadcast today.
Part I of the Interview:
Part II of the Interview: