Great Dancer Illuminates Interlochen
Misty Copeland Shares her Story
Misty Copeland, the third African American female soloist at American Ballet Theatre, visited classes in the Liberal Arts and Dance Divisions on Monday, October 6. In the morning, she led a discussion with the students of Jeffrey Wescott's Illuminating Lives course. Following a book-signing of her latest publication, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, Ms. Copeland joined the dancers for a Q & A, took ballet class with them, and coached rehearsals for The Sleeping Beauty. The dancers were thrilled to learn more about the daily life of a successful dancer and have her participate in their warm-up class. Ms. Copeland encouraged the young artists to always remember their passion for dance and be open for what the future provides.