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.