Spotlight - Misty Copeland

by Spot LA


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Misty Copeland started dancing at the age of thirteen. Considered a prodigy, Misty went on to win the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards at fifteen years old. She joined American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company at age 17 and the Corp De ballet at nineteen. She became the third ever Female, African American Soloist, in the history of ABT at age 24. Last Spring Season she debuted her first leading role as the Firebird, created on her by sought after choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky. Misty has opened up the doors of ballet to a broader audience, venturing outside the box. She has toured the world with musical Icon Prince, as his muse, is the new face of Diet Dr Pepper's new ad campaign "One Of A KInd", Is an Ambassador for The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and has two book deals, due in 2014. Here are some of her Favs.  Enjoy!

Favorite Discoveries - Floor barre, and her manager Gilda Squire. Floor Barre is literally saving her as she struggles through an injury and it teaches her about her body. Gilda is a blessing. She has been so helpful in connecting Misty to an untouched audience and showing them ballet at a high level!

 Raven Wilkinson

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Shopping - Bergdorf Goodman

Necessary Extravagance - Acupuncture, Great perfume and her Eyebrow Practitioner 

Favorite Place in the World - Her home NYC and Tokyo 

Who is your idol - Young aspiring dancers and former ballerina of the Ballet Russe, Raven Wilkinson.

Favorite Charity or Nonprofit - Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Favorite Movie - All about Eve; Barefoot Contessa; and Queen Bee. She can't choose one

Sivory Boutique Hotel/Punta Cana

Favorite Hotel - Sivory Boutique Hotel/Punta Cana

Where do you live - Manhattan NYC Upper Westside

Favorite sheets - An old set of deep purple satin luxury sheets.  She just can't let go of. 

Favorite Drink - Prosecco 

Favorite gadget - Her Ipad 

Favorite neighborhood restaurant(s) - Luxembourg Cafe.  It's right across the street from her apartment and apart of UWS history

Favorite Dessert - Cake, anything cakey - Cupcakes, Red Velvet, Yellow, cheese cake...

Favorite Snack - Nuts and dried fruit is a must have in her dance bag

Favorite Soap - Dove Beauty Bar in cool cucumber. She prefers bar soap to body wash. She feels more clean

Haircut - At the moment, short with long bangs 

Coffee or Tea - Coffee in the morning, Tea at night

Favorite Comfort Food - Sweet potato fries. She's rather embarrassed to admit to it because she's very health conscious.  Misty even occasionally likes them ranch dressing

Always in your Fridge - Grapes

Never leave home without -  Headphones/Music

Favorite Underwear - Chantelle bikinis. Comfortable while still being sexy. 

Favorite Kicks - Louboutin Nude pumps. She lives in heels when not in pointe shoes. 

Favorite Accessory - Tiffany Cuff

Favorite Rehearsal/Class Accessory -  Abbigaile Mentzer Designs, short black skirt

 Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Rhodium Small Drop Earrings.

Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Rhodium Small Drop Earrings.

Favorite Store - Intermix

Favorite piece of Jewelry - Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Rhodium Small Drop Earring  

Lipsitck or Lipgloss (if any) - Mac Lipglass

Mascara - Maybelline Full n Soft Very Black

Shampoo - John Frieda Brilliant Brunette 

Hair Product - John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Cream

Fragrance (if any) - Creed Aqua Florentina

Toothpaste - Crest Pro-Health