Misty Copeland in conversation with Valerie Steele at The Museum at FIT on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Misty Copeland is a soloist with American Ballet Theatre. In 2007 she made history by becoming their second African American Female Soloist and the first in two decades. In September 2014, she was the first black woman to perform the lead role of Odette/Odile in American Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake during the company’s first ever tour to Australia. Misty is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion (2014), co-written with Charisse Jones, and of the picture book Firebird (2014) in collaboration with Christopher Myers.
The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum