Copeland discusses her life as a ballerina and the boundaries she breaks daily in this interview for PBS.
Ballet found me, I guess you could say. I was discovered by a teacher in middle school. I always danced my whole life. I never had any training, never was exposed to seeing dance, but I always had something inside of me. I would love to choreograph and dance around.
Copeland is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about working with Prince and her challenges with her legs.
I think I was born to be a ballerina, I had no idea what it was. I wasn’t introduced to dance or fine art at all growing up. I came from very humble beginnings and was found in my middle school when I auditioned for the dance team.
Misty Copeland performs ballerina on The Arsenio Hall Show in Los Angeles, California.