American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland shows off her moves in the August 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan. The 33-year-old ballerina is the first black woman to be honored with the prestigious title. In the feature captured by Regan Cameron, Misty wears standout dresses ranging from a billowing maxi dress to a lightweight mini style.
In her interview, Misty talks about being cast in a Prince music video, having support and working at the American Ballet Theatre.
Misty Copeland on determination: “Even when you think you’ve arrived, you have to keep working. Not everyone is going to like you or think you’re the right fit. But hearing no makes you stronger.”
Misty Copeland on being cast in a 2009 Prince music video: “I began to understand my full potential… Having someone say ‘I trust you and your talent’ was all it took to start feeling like I could be in control of my career and make things happen on my own.”
Images: Regan Cameron/Cosmopolitan