At just 32 years of age, Misty Copeland has already gained international fame, made history and rose to the top of her industry as only the third black soloist and first in over 20 years to dance for the American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the country. She rose to stardom despite not beginning to train until the age of 18 and became one of the best despite many rejections from teachers who were adamant in their belief that she lacked the body, natural capabilities and skill to become a top ballerina.
Many, including Under Armour, to which she is now an official spokeswoman, have taken notice. The Oxygen channel, which is basically MTV for older women, in an effort to attract a younger and less ratchet (i.e. non-Bad Girls Club watching) audience, is releasing a lineup of five new shows geared towards the 18-35 year old women demographic that doesn’t fight over the last chicken nugget at McDonalds.
Part of this lineup will be a docuseries that follows Misty as she works with up and coming ballerinas who are trying to take their careers to the next level. While there is no set release date or title for the new show, we do hope it will reflect the contributions that Misty has made and will showcase her mentoring a DIVERSE group of ballerinas on the rise.
Stay tuned for updates.