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Ballerina Misty Copeland Earns a Role in Disney’s Adaptation The Nutcracker

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WRITTEN BY: Sheena Mashore

Misty Copeland’s hard work is making waves to the big screen. The Ballerina scored a role in Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” movie. Misty posted a picture of her script on her Instagram account saying: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lass Hallstrom.”

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On June 30, 2015 Copeland became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history. This ‘girl on fire’ has been breaking down barriers nonstop.

According to CNN, she will be the subject of Nelson George’s 2015 document “A Ballerina’s Tale”. Copeland will be the lead ballerina in the “Nutcracker’s” only dance scene.

Congratulation Misty Copeland! Continue being the inspiration for minorities to follow their dreams and never giving up.

“Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real”- Jesse Williams.

Darshay K. Lampley is a Broadcast Journalism major and Creative Writing minor at Jacksonville State University. Upon graduating, she anticipates a lucrative career in the entertainment industry. Darshay is an entertainment journalist, on-air radio personality, and is currently writing her first book. Darshay believes that her ambition along with her strong faith in God will lead her down the pathway to success. "God is within her, she will not fail." Psalm 46:5

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