misty copeland

Trailblazing Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland Talks About Her Own Heroes, from Raven Wilkinson to Prince

Misty Copeland inspired the next generation of Black girls as the first Black woman to be named a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. In a wide-ranging interview with LX News host Tabitha Lipkin, she talked about the people who have inspired her — from Raven Wilkinson, who was the first Black ballerina to dance in an all-white company in America, to her mentor and collaborator Prince.