Trailer To Nelson George’s Misty Copeland Doc, A Ballerina’s Tale

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Trailer To Nelson George’s Misty Copeland Doc, A Ballerina’s Tale
Posted by Wilson Morales

September 8, 2015

A Ballerina's Tale posterSundance Selects has released the trailer to ‘A Ballerina’s Tale,’ which is director Nelson George’s behind-the-curtain documentary about the daily routine of Misty Copeland, the first African-American female soloist at New York’s American Ballet Theatre in two decades.

The film hits theaters and VOD, through Sundance Selects, on October 14

Copeland began training in ballet at age 13 while living in a welfare motel with her mother and siblings, learning so quickly she was dancing en pointe within months. She went from lessons at the local Boys & Girls Club to living part-time with a sponsor family while attending dance school. She’s the first African-American ballerina to dance lead in ABT’s Swan Lake. Copeland has also performed with Prince at Madison Square Garden, serves on President Obama’s fitness council, and appeared as a guest judge this season on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. The doc chronicles her comeback after a potentially career ending injury.

On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT’s 75-year history.


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