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Ballerina Misty Copeland stands out in world of white swans

Clip: 08/07/2014 | 4m 17s

In a ballet world filled with white swans, Misty Copeland stands out. As the first African-American female to hold the rank of Soloist at American Ballet Theater in 20 years, Copeland has had an improbable rise. In her new memoir “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,” Copeland recounts that journey from poverty to the spotlight of one of America's top ballet companies.

Aired: 08/07/14

Rating: NR

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