Misty Copeland Speaks to NPR on Being Black in Ballet and Defying Stereotypes

Misty Copeland is the author of a new children's book, "Firebird" wherein she guides a young aspiring ballerina to follow her dreams. She spoke with NPR about the inspiration behind her book, and why she continues to fight hard to make history in the world elite ballet world.

In the interview, Misty talks briefly about her new Under Armour commercial. View it here.

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