NPR

Misty Copeland Choreographs Her Own Way

Prima ballerina Misty Copeland on challenging beauty norms and loving yourself as you are.

This show originally broadcast on April 14, 2017. 

Prima ballerina Misty Copeland puts strength and grace together like maybe no prima ballerina in history. She is many things that the traditional image

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR4 min readPolitics
In South Korea, Anguish Over Deaths Of North Korean Defectors Who May Have Starved
A mother and her young son were found dead in July, apparently of starvation. The case has refocused attention on the circumstances of defectors, who often struggle to start new lives in the South.
NPR6 min read
'There Isn't Just One Type Of Black,' Says Comedian Nicole Byer
The rising comedy star and host of the Emmy-nominated cooking competition Nailed It! has gone to therapy weekly, escaped grief on stage and taught herself to do her own makeup for television.
NPR4 min read
'Red At The Bone' Cuts Close To The Bone
Jacqueline Woodson's exquisitely wrought new novel follows two black families of different classes whose lives become intertwined when their only children conceive a child together in their teens.