Misty Copeland endured a tumultuous home life to find her way to dance, eventually she joined the studio company of American Ballet Theatre in 2000, becoming a soloist several years later and starring in an array of productions such as The Nutcrackerand Firebird. In late June 2015, Copeland became the first African-American performer to be appointed as an ABT principal dancer in the company’s decades long history.
I wanted to do a video in honor of Misty Copeland’s motivation and success. I couldn’t picture anything more inspiring than Oprah Winfrey’s wise words and Misty Copeland’s beautiful visual art. Hope you enjoy!
“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance–and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”
~ Oprah Winfrey