Life In Motion: A Conversation with Ballerina Misty Copeland
Meet ballerina superstar Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first African American principal dancer in the company's 75-year history. Her new title of principal dancer takes effect August 1, the day of her author talk at the museum. Ms. Copeland has also famously starred in a music video for Prince, toured with the musician, been a guest judge on the reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance, and is the current face of athletic apparel company Under Armour. Ms. Copeland will discuss her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina which explores her meteoric rise from a challenging childhood to world-class ballerina. She will also present her first children's book, Firebird. It tells the story of a young girl who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl’s faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can dance the part of the Firebird. A book signing will follow. All ages are welcome to attend. A special thanks to BGE.
In conjunction with the exhibition Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts.
Please note that seating is limited and is first come, first served. The museum opens at 10am, theater doors at 12:30pm.