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Misty Copeland Quotes: "You can do anything you want, even if you are being told negative things.stay strong and find motivation."

You can do anything you want, even if you are being told negative things.stay strong and find motivation.




Misty Copeland Quotes: "The best piece of advice that I remember probably on a daily basis is to accept everything about me that is different. That is what makes me special."

The best piece of advice that I remember probably on a daily basis is to accept everything about me that is different. That is what makes me special.




Misty Copeland Quotes: "You can dream big and it doesn't matter what you look like, where you come from."

You can dream big and it doesn't matter what you look like, where you come from.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with. But I didn't let that stop me. Black girls rock and can be ballerinas."

My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with. But I didn't let that stop me. Black girls rock and can be ballerinas.




Misty Copeland Quotes: "The path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think."

The path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "You're always working to improve, and you're always being critiqued on your next performance. It's not about what you've done. There's always room to grow."

You're always working to improve, and you're always being critiqued on your next performance. It's not about what you've done. There's always room to grow.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I just try to approach every opportunity on stage, as if it's my first time and my last time."

I just try to approach every opportunity on stage, as if it's my first time and my last time.




Misty Copeland Quotes: "I feel like I represent every young dancer, and even non-dancer, who felt they were not accepted by the ballet world. I'd like to think that they can see themselves in me."

I feel like I represent every young dancer, and even non-dancer, who felt they were not accepted by the ballet world. I'd like to think that they can see themselves in me.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "There are muscles that we have in our feet that most human beings don't even know that we have. The strength that we have is so detailed."

There are muscles that we have in our feet that most human beings don't even know that we have. The strength that we have is so detailed.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I think that training is the key, definitely, and I devoted my life to it."

I think that training is the key, definitely, and I devoted my life to it.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "Ballet found me. I was discovered by a teacher in middle school. I always danced, my whole life. I never had any training, never was exposed to seeing dance, but I always had something inside of me."

Ballet found me. I was discovered by a teacher in middle school. I always danced, my whole life. I never had any training, never was exposed to seeing dance, but I always had something inside of me.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "The woman represents ballet. She is most important, powerful and vital to it. Therefore, she is not "less than" a man. If anything she is "more than" in this field."

The woman represents ballet. She is most important, powerful and vital to it. Therefore, she is not "less than" a man. If anything she is "more than" in this field.




Misty Copeland Quotes: "I learned how to communicate and articulate myself from ballet. It's just insane to me, when they don't think of that as a part of our education."

I learned how to communicate and articulate myself from ballet. It's just insane to me, when they don't think of that as a part of our education.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I know I will never let myself be complacent in life."

I know I will never let myself be complacent in life.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I will push myself in different ventures that I believe will make me a better artist, dancer and person."

I will push myself in different ventures that I believe will make me a better artist, dancer and person.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "Going on stage and transcending the audience and becoming this otherworldly thing makes you a dancer. It's not so black and white."

Going on stage and transcending the audience and becoming this otherworldly thing makes you a dancer. It's not so black and white.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "Different mentors throughout my life have supported and guided me to remember that I do have the strength, courage and talent to do whatever I want to do."

Different mentors throughout my life have supported and guided me to remember that I do have the strength, courage and talent to do whatever I want to do.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I remind myself everyday just how lucky I am to do what I love! I feel so fortunate and I'm just trying to take my life one day at a time."

I remind myself everyday just how lucky I am to do what I love! I feel so fortunate and I'm just trying to take my life one day at a time.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "It's difficult to exist as a woman, especially I think as a powerful woman. You want to stand strong and you want to be considered and equal."

It's difficult to exist as a woman, especially I think as a powerful woman. You want to stand strong and you want to be considered and equal.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I just want to leave a positive memory of setting an example and bringing our youth with us."

I just want to leave a positive memory of setting an example and bringing our youth with us.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "Ballet.something pure in this crazy world"

Ballet.something pure in this crazy world



Misty Copeland Quotes: "When you see the body outside of a costume and see the strength that it takes, people would look at dance a different way and see how athletic it is. You're not just born like that."

When you see the body outside of a costume and see the strength that it takes, people would look at dance a different way and see how athletic it is. You're not just born like that.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I do think Under Armour is setting a new example for what a ballerina is, and that you can be feminine and an athlete and represent what a woman is at the same time."

I do think Under Armour is setting a new example for what a ballerina is, and that you can be feminine and an athlete and represent what a woman is at the same time.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I'm a classical ballet dancer, and at the end of the day I want to be with American Ballet Theater, performing classical ballets."

I'm a classical ballet dancer, and at the end of the day I want to be with American Ballet Theater, performing classical ballets.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "Take advantage of the resources around you and the relationships you build!"

Take advantage of the resources around you and the relationships you build!



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I shouldn't even be wearing a tutu. I don't have the right legs, my muscles are too big."

I shouldn't even be wearing a tutu. I don't have the right legs, my muscles are too big.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I'm a pescatarian, so I don't eat red meat or pork. So my dinners usually consist of seafood in some way. And maybe cookies after!"

I'm a pescatarian, so I don't eat red meat or pork. So my dinners usually consist of seafood in some way. And maybe cookies after!



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I think that I'm so fortunate to have found classical ballet. It completely changed my life and it shaped the person that I am today, on and off the stage."

I think that I'm so fortunate to have found classical ballet. It completely changed my life and it shaped the person that I am today, on and off the stage.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I know that I'll forever be involved in ballet. This is where my life was meant to be, and I don't see myself straying completely away, ever."

I know that I'll forever be involved in ballet. This is where my life was meant to be, and I don't see myself straying completely away, ever.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "My first ballet class was on a basketball court. I'm in my gym clothes and my socks trying to do this thing called ballet."

My first ballet class was on a basketball court. I'm in my gym clothes and my socks trying to do this thing called ballet.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "My goal has always been to be a principal dancer with ABT."

My goal has always been to be a principal dancer with ABT.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "But I think the more you eat healthy clean foods the more you create them."

But I think the more you eat healthy clean foods the more you create them.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "When people meet me in person, they're usually surprised at how petite I am because there's just [an] idea that because I'm black I just look a certain way."

When people meet me in person, they're usually surprised at how petite I am because there's just [an] idea that because I'm black I just look a certain way.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "It's really amazing that I was discovered and that I've been given these great opportunities to travel the world and work with amazing artists. I'm very blessed."

It's really amazing that I was discovered and that I've been given these great opportunities to travel the world and work with amazing artists. I'm very blessed.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I think anything that affects me in my personal life is going to help me be a better artist on stage."

I think anything that affects me in my personal life is going to help me be a better artist on stage.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "Hopefully, I'll be a part of ABT, in some way, forever. I think I'll always be a part of ballet and try to push diversity, for as long as I live."

Hopefully, I'll be a part of ABT, in some way, forever. I think I'll always be a part of ballet and try to push diversity, for as long as I live.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "The word "prodigy" was thrown around a lot, but I didn't understand what that meant, or the weight of it. It didn't really mean anything to me, until I was older and could look back on it."

The word "prodigy" was thrown around a lot, but I didn't understand what that meant, or the weight of it. It didn't really mean anything to me, until I was older and could look back on it.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "What makes people and companies and artistic directors and choreographers interested in working with dancers is the ability to kind of let go of everything you think you know and be a blank canvas."

What makes people and companies and artistic directors and choreographers interested in working with dancers is the ability to kind of let go of everything you think you know and be a blank canvas.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "That it's possible to do positive things and I think that's how we're going to set an example to be respected as women in the world."

That it's possible to do positive things and I think that's how we're going to set an example to be respected as women in the world.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I believe that I definitely developed into a refined and graceful woman due to ballet. It has shaped me in every way."

I believe that I definitely developed into a refined and graceful woman due to ballet. It has shaped me in every way.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I think I always felt a connection to music and to movement. Growing up, I was surrounded by R&B and Hip-Hop, and the closest thing I could find to dance was gymnastics which I watched on TV."

I think I always felt a connection to music and to movement. Growing up, I was surrounded by R&B and Hip-Hop, and the closest thing I could find to dance was gymnastics which I watched on TV.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "My career came together very quickly. I only trained for four years before I became a professional, so I didn't have a lot of time to sit back and be inspired before I took my first ballet class."

My career came together very quickly. I only trained for four years before I became a professional, so I didn't have a lot of time to sit back and be inspired before I took my first ballet class.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I never experienced getting nervous on stage. I think I was most comfortable there."

I never experienced getting nervous on stage. I think I was most comfortable there.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "Going on stage and doing ballet, for the first time, was even more verification of, "This is what I'm meant to do. This is what I'm going to do. I'm going to make it somehow.""

Going on stage and doing ballet, for the first time, was even more verification of, "This is what I'm meant to do. This is what I'm going to do. I'm going to make it somehow."



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I don't think a lot of people really understand the commitment it takes to being a character that an actor in Hollywood would take to approaching a role that they're doing."

I don't think a lot of people really understand the commitment it takes to being a character that an actor in Hollywood would take to approaching a role that they're doing.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I ended up training only for four years before I was accepted into American Ballet Theater in New York City."

I ended up training only for four years before I was accepted into American Ballet Theater in New York City.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I've gotten nothing but warmth from the Black community and positive feedback."

I've gotten nothing but warmth from the Black community and positive feedback.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "I'm definitely very careful about the things that I want to be a part of, but it's also important for me to get dance out there to more people."

I'm definitely very careful about the things that I want to be a part of, but it's also important for me to get dance out there to more people.



Misty Copeland Quotes: "When I was younger, my feet would hurt a lot, but you build up calluses and strength and you don't feel as much pain there."

When I was younger, my feet would hurt a lot, but you build up calluses and strength and you don't feel as much pain there.