Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

By | June 21, 2017
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Author Misty Copeland
ISBN-10 1476737991
ISBN-13 9781476737997
Year 2014-12-16
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history making ballerina In this instant New York Times bestseller Misty Copeland makes history telling the story of her journey to become the first African American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after school community center no one expected the undersized underprivileged and anxious thirteen year old to become one of Americas most groundbreaking dancers A true prodigy she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams and find the courage to be one of a kind With an insiders passion Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life center stage from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the worlds most iconic ballets A sensational memoir as sensitive and clear eyed The Washington Post as her dancing Life in Motion is a story of passion identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life

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