Misty Copeland is fast becoming a household name.She took her first ballet class when she was 13. After just 3 short months she was en pointe. By the age of 14, Copeland was the winner of a national ballet contest and won her first solo role.Since then she has worked steadily to become the only African-American woman soloist in the dance company for the American Ballet Theatre.Earlier this year in March, Copeland’s autobiography Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina was released which led her into an even brighter spotlight. This inspiring story is one I am looking forward to reading. Her upbringing had her in court in the middle of custody battles between her mother & ballet teachers (who were acting as her guardians). Nowadays Misty has numerous endorsements – the most recent being for Under Armour which reportedly paid her more to model for their campaign than her dance career.For more info on Misty Copeland check out her website here.If you feel inspired to channel your inner ballerina, join us Monday nights for a very special adult beginner ballet workshop with Rhiain Fernie.