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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Misty Copeland

Winner in Dance

About Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland is the first African American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. When the announcement was made, social media burst into excitement from other ballerinas, celebrities, and even politicians. With nearly 900k followers on Instagram, @mistycopeland posts beautiful shots from her dances and various photo shoots, showing off her athletic body and movement. In 2015, her I WILL WHAT I WANT Under Armour ad got 10 million views, and she got a bestselling autobiography, Life In Motion, and an upcoming TV show. More publicly visible than any American ballerina in decades, Misty has become the unofficial poster image for strength and fortitude in dance.

Misty Copeland's best work on social