Bookstore Overflows with Misty Copeland Fans

Columnists, Kim's Kronicles — By on April 30, 2015 at 2:52 am

Cover photo- Misty Copeland. Inside photo- American Ballet Theatre’s only African American soloist ballerina Misty Copeland is pictured with Deyampert Dance Academy students, (L- R), Kristyn Simpson, Brooke Monae’ and Jada Bell. Photo by Kim Webster.

Los Angeles CA – Eso Won Bookstore was filled to capacity, with people standing outside waiting to meet ballerina Misty Copeland. It was encouraging to see so many young children with smiling faces expressing their happiness when they met Ms. Copeland.  Ms. Copeland’s book “Life in Motion An Unlikely Ballerina” vividly explains how a young 13 year-old girl from San Pedro, CA conquered many obstacles and became a celebrated, outstanding ballet dancer.  Her book “Firebird” is a pictorial for younger readers.  When speaking to the attendees, she reflected on her childhood, her perseverance to become a ballerina, and expressed a desire to perform “Swan Lake.”  “It’s going to change the way the ballet world views that part,” she said.

On April 9, 2015,  Misty Copeland fulfilled her desire and performed the dual role of Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake.”  The Eisenhower Theater located in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center was the venue for this historical performance.

Currently, she’s also featured on the cover of Time Magazine.

Misty Copeland on Time Magazine.

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