Misty Copeland is a ballet dancer from America. She holds the honor of being the first African-American woman to be the principal dancer in American Ballet Theater. She is also a public speaker, spokesperson, and an active stage performance. Let’s discuss in details about the career, biography, and net worth of Misty Copeland in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982, in Kanas City, Missouri. She was brought up in Los Angeles, California. Her parent’s names are Doug Copeland and Sylvia DelaCerna. When she was a child, her parents got separated. She remained with her mother who was a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader. Her mother has also worked in sales.
Misty changed her places regularly during her childhood as her mother married four times and she moved with her mother every time. She attended Point Fermin Elementary School. There is not much information about her higher studies. She took her professional dance training briefly under the ballet instructor Cindy Bradley. She also attended San Francisco Ballet School.
Unlike her mother, Misty has a good luck when it comes to love life. She met the love of her life, Olu Evans’ in 2004 at a nightclub. Soon, they came into a relationship and started dating. After dating for more than a decade, the couple finally got hitched in 2016. Her husband owns a dancewear company. As of now, they have no kid.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Misty inherited the dance skills from her mother who was a trained dancer. However, her mother was against her dancing. Her mother didn’t want her to become a dancer. However, later she convinced her. Her first performance was as Clara in the school production of ‘The Nutcracker’. At that time, merely was 14 years but she impressed the audience with the exceptional performance. This is when she thought to make a career in ballet dancing.
Her professional career actually began in 2000 when she became a member of ABT Studio Company. As things seem to happen in the right direction, she suffered from the lumber stress fracture which kept her away from the dancing for almost 7 years. She made a comeback in 2007 as a soloist. Since then, she has been active on the dancing and has garnered huge accolades for her performances such as Ballo Della Regina, Baker’s Dozen, and One of Three.
Speaking of the awards, she has received the honor of being ‘national youth year of the ambassador’ in 2013. In 2016, she has also won Shorty Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Though Misty started her dancing career a few years back, she managed to earn a massive recognition as well as money. She has also written a couple of books which have certainly added a little chunk of money to her net worth. So, presently, the dancing diva is said to have an estimated net worth of $1 million. Her net worth is likely to increase in future as right now, she is at the peak of her career.
Though Misty’s life was full of disorders, she never let her professional life get affected by her personal life. Misty is one of those very few people who were selected by the former president Barak Obama for the presidents’ council on fitness, sport, and nutrition.