Misty Copeland is making history as she becomes the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Dance Theater. In April 2001, Copeland joined the company and became a soloist in August 2007. She has been vocal about her desire to become the first black woman to be named a principal dancer at the company.
Her dream finally came true as the company made the announcement on their website today. She alongside fellow dancer Stella Abrera became principal dancers of the renowned dance company. Copeland proves that Black girls do rock as she sets the path for the new generation dancers and overcoming adversity. Many celebrities sent their congratulations and praises to the talented dancer.
Congratulations to this trailblazer!