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Misty Copeland  Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

The Firebird means so much to me because I was injured and dancing through severe pain. Why? Firebird was my first-ever principal role with @abtofficial and I was 29 years old. I understood the significance of what my performance meant, not just for me but for the many people in the audience that night who’d never come to the ballet, who did not necessarily see classical ballet as being for them. Dancing through that pain could have also meant it would be my last performance, with several stress fractures to my tibia, some of them near breaks in the bone. After I performed Firebird that night in NYC at the @metopera, I had to pull out of the season. But I didn't give up. I couldn’t give up. I wasn’t done yet. With an amazing support system, I made it back to the stage nearly a year later. Without that experience, I wouldn’t be the ballerina – or woman – I am today. What’s your story of will? I want to hear from you. #TBT #WillFindsAWay @underarmour @geneschiavone

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This. Never. Gets. Old. @mistyonpointe #mentors #rolemodel #womenintheworld What an amazing and deeply inspiring day at @WomenintheWorld. Our choir got to meet some real heroes, like @mistyonpointe

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Artist. Glass ceiling-breaker. The first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in @abtofficial’s 75-year-history. @mistyonpointe speaks with @robinrobertsgma at #WITW. Click the link in bio to tune in.

Such an honor to receive @DVF’s Inspiration Award during tonight’s #DVFAwards. Follow the #DVFAwards hashtag and @DVF’s instagram stories for live updates! @jefffrancishair hair 😘😘😘

I wrote Firebird to encourage kids of all backgrounds to pursue their dreams. Libraries help young people find books and media they can relate to—and that inspire them to be the best they can be! ala.org/nlw #NationalLibraryWeek

Libraries help people of all backgrounds access the resources and services they need to achieve their dreams. Support their mission by celebrating #NationalLibraryWeek with me and @ALALibrary! ala.org/nlw #LibrariesTransform

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It’s OFFICIAL! The Mack’s are moving back to NYC! 👏🏽💃🏻👏🏽💃🏻We couldn’t be more thrilled! #Repost @juilliardschool ・・・
We are pleased to announce that @aliciagrafmack––former leading dancer of @dancetheatreofharlem and @alvinailey––has been named director of the Juilliard Dance Division, beginning July 1, 2018! President-Designate @damianwoetzel says, "I am honored to welcome this inspiring artist-educator to lead us forward into a new golden era at Juilliard dance.” Read the full press release at the link in our bio. #juilliard #juilliarddance #aliciagrafmack #dancedirector #dance

@NakedJuice’s new Fruit, Nut & Veggie Bars are always in my bag. They’re a powerful (and delicious) mix of high-quality ingredients – my go-to snack from practice to performance. #ad

Thank you #sarasotaballet and my love @marcelua for an amazing evening!!! Marcy, I love you with all my heart. ❤️😘 @irinamaxemma tutu 🙌🏾🙌🏾❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘

Thank you @karenaevans @champagnepapi #niceforwhat🔥🔥🔥 and all the incredible women I share in this power anthem with! #ForTheCulture @victorhenao makeup @jefffrancishair hair ❤️❤️❤️

The incredible Clifford, @cliffordnewyork showing me how to properly dance Dwight Rhoden’s choreography ❤️❤️❤️ As you can see I’m a second behind. Get it boy! Music by D’Angelo

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