Copeland joined the ballet troupe of the American Ballet Theatre in 2001.
In August 2007, Copeland became the first African-American dancer of our time after Anne Benna Sims and Nora Kimball in the 1980s.
Six companies, including Joffrey Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, offered her to participate in their summer workshops.
At puberty, her body moves away from the canons of classical dance, which attracts criticism.
Misty Copeland joined the ballet troupe of American Ballet Theatre in 2001, but fractured vertebrae forced her to stop dancing for a year.
When advised to lose weight, she suffers from eating disorders.