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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina - Misty Copeland
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
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“Picture a ballerina in a tutu and toe shoes. What does she look like?” As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one... show more
“Picture a ballerina in a tutu and toe shoes. What does she look like?” As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a ground­breaking ballerina. When she discovered ballet, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life (culmi­nating in a highly publicized custody battle), she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind. With an insider’s unique point of view, Misty opens a window into the life of a professional bal­lerina who lives life center stage: from behind the scenes at her first auditions to her triumphant roles in some of the most iconic ballets. But in this beautifully written memoir, she also delves deeper to reveal the desire and drive that made her dreams reality. Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781476737980 (1476737983)
ASIN: 1476737983
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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3.5 Review: Life in Motion
Misty Copeland was raised in poverty, at one point living in a motel and sleeping on the living room floor with her siblings. Forced to move as her mother went from man to man, the only constant in her life came when she started to dance and realized her dream to become a ballerina. LIFE IN MOTION i...
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