A Ballerina's Tale (2015)

  • 2015
  • Documentary
  • 1h 24m

Few dancers make it to the heights of classical ballet. Of that number very few of them are black. This is the story of Misty Copeland, who fought against all the odds to make it to the very summit. As an African American, Misty struggled against the predjudices of a cloistered dance world to pull herself up the ladder of the American Ballet Theatre and become a prima ballerina.

This production documents Misty’s rise and the tough reality of a ballerina’s life. Considered a prodigy at an early age, despite not starting ballet until she was 13, Misty has now become a role model and source of inspiration for thousands of young dancers and has an active career, not only as dancer but as an author and entertainer.

Director

Nelson George

Language

English

Country

USA

Studio

Vendetta

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