9 baller ballet dancers breaking stereotypes down in the best way

Misty Copeland

As the first African-American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland is an inspiration to girls everywhere. When she started dancing at 13 (which is normally considered a little too old for a beginner by most ballet experts), she was living in poverty with her single mother and five siblings. She beat the odds and is now thriving with multiple endorsements from big companies, like Under Armour, and a published memoir on The New York Times Best Sellers List.  

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