Misty Copeland's New Movie

It seems like the whole world is fascinated by Misty Copeland. The American Ballet Theatre soloist is constantly featured in mainstream publications, television ads and fashion campaigns (and, of course, in Pointe!). The story of a beautiful African-American dancer who didn't start training until she was 13 but nonetheless went on to earn a position at one of the world's most prestigious companies—not to mention the undying devotion of Prince—is just too remarkable to pass up.

Director Nelson George is the latest person to fall under Misty's spell. His new documentary, A Ballerina's Tale, follows Copeland's singularly extraordinary journey to success, and explores her role-model status as a black ballerina. It also includes a lot of great behind-the-scenes dance footage.

The team behind A Ballerina's Tale is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $40,000 needed to complete the film. Take a look at the trailer below, then click here to learn more about the project and make donations.

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Congratulations to this year's graduating seniors!

You might not have had the chance to take that long planned-for final bow, but we're here to cheer you on and celebrate all that you've accomplished. And we've brought together stars from across the ballet world to help us; check out the video to hear their best wishes for your futures.

To further fête all of the ballet grads out there, we're also giving away 100 free subscriptions to Pointe... plus, one lucky bunhead will receive a personalized message from one of ballet's biggest stars. Click here to enter!


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