Misty Copeland Unveils First Barbie Doll: ‘It’s an Honor to Inspire Next Generation’

Ballerina Misty Copeland talks about her big break with legendary musician Prince and her new Barbie doll on Monday’s episode of Good Morning America.

Last year, the famous American Ballet Theatre ballerina became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the prestigious dance company’s 75-year history.

On Good Morning America, the 33-year-old reveals that she got her big break when she was featured in the March 2009 video Crimson and Clover by Prince.

She tells Good Morning America that his loss was heartbreaking and painful and that her career took off because of that 2009 video.

The 33-year-old ballerina also talks about the Barbie doll:

“I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on,” Copeland said in a press release. “It’s an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll.”

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