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Misty Copeland Net Worth:Misty Danielle Copeland (born September 10, 1982) is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. Stylistically, she is considered a classical ballet dancer. In April 2015, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT's 75-year history.Copeland is considered a prodigy who rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13. By age 15, her mother and ballet teachers, who were serving as her custodial guardians, fought a custody battle over her. Meanwhile, Copeland, who was already an award-winning dancer, was fielding professional offers. The 1998 legal issues involved filings for emancipation by Copeland and restraining orders by her mother. Both sides dropped legal proceedings, and Copeland moved home to begin studying under a new teacher who was a former ABT member.In 1997, Copeland won the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award as the best dancer in Southern California. After two summer workshops with the ABT, she became a member of the Studio Company in 2000, a member of the corps de ballet in 2001, and a soloist in 2007. As a soloist from autumn 2007 to summer 2015, she was described as having matured into a more contemporary and sophisticated dancer.In addition to her dance career, Copeland has become a public persona as a public speaker, celebrity spokesperson, stage performer and television personality. She has endorsed products and companies such as T-Mobile, Dr Pepper and Under Armour. She has performed on Broadway in On the Town, toured as a featured dancer for Prince and had roles on reality television shows A Day in the Life and So You Think You Can Dance. She has written two autobiographical books, one of which was optioned into a feature-length film, and narrated a documentary about her struggles, A Ballerina's Tale.
|Birth date:||September 10, 1982|
|Birth place:||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)|
|Education:||San Pedro High School|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Parents:||Doug Copeland, Sylvia DelaCerna|
|Siblings:||Lindsey Monique Brown, Erica Stephanie Copeland|
|Awards:||Shorty Award for Best in Dance, Glamour Award for The Showstopper|
|Nominations:||NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Dancer, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography|