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Misty Copeland
By Gregg Delman

"When I met Misty Copeland years ago, she shared with me that she'd been told she didn't have a ballerina's body. Well, the 95 stunning portraits in the new book Misty Copeland prove how wrong that opinion was. Over three years, Misty, the American Ballet Theatre's first African American female principal dancer, was photographed by Gregg Delman. His verdict? 'While only 5'2" she fills a room like symphony orchestra music.' Beautiful words for an incredible talent."