Monday, July 13, 2015


photo by Angelina Rhode

You've heard the news:  Misty Copeland was named principal dancer at the American ballet Theater recently.  No small feat for any dancer, let alone in her case as she overcame many challenges.  And, Copeland is the first African-American ballerina in the history of the company to achieve principal status.  "She worked hard," said her very first ballet instructor Cindy Bradley.  "You can have all the talent in the world and never achieve this. It just has to come from pure, hard work and determination and really sticking to it.”  (news

Principle in the type:  "She dreamed of the kind of woman she wanted to be and patterned her life accordingly."    Gordon B. Hinckley  

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