quote by Misty Copeland

My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with. But I didn't let that stop me. Black girls rock and can be ballerinas.

— Misty Copeland

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Each individual brings something different to the same role.

It's very easy to become selfish and narrow-minded and see ballet as the only thing in life, but there's lots more.

Dance is not an exercise. Dance is an art.

I'm still trying to change the way people see black dancers that we can become delicate dancers, that we can be a ballerina.

Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do.

I haven’t come from the typical path or background of someone who would make it to this level as a ballerina. When it came to my childhood-growing up in a single-parent home, often struggling financially-my mother definitely instilled in me and my siblings this strength, this will, to just continue to survive and succeed.

I was a ballerina. I had to quit after I injured a groin muscle. It wasn't mine.

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I danced with the London Festival at Covent Garden.

I'm a ballerina by trade; I'm a ballerina who sings by the way.

I never knew I wanted to become a ballerina.

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You cannot create genius. All you can do is nurture it.

Wouldn't it be great if we all grew up to be what we wanted to be? The world would be full of nurses, firemen, and ballerinas.

When I was in school, I dreamed about becoming a psychiatrist or a ballerina.

Like most girls I would dream about being a movie star too. But those dreams are the impossible kind, the kind you don't really set your heart on.

I wanted to be a ballerina. I changed my mind.

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I will be in Giselle. It will be so much fun being a ballerina.

I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.

I do think Under Armour is setting a new example for what a ballerina is, and that you can be feminine and an athlete and represent what a woman is at the same time.

And then you have the classical ballerinas, they're like sopranos. Applied to the dance.

A real ballerina must fill her space with her own personality.

You never advance without losing something en passant.

.. you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing.

I don’t understand anything about the ballet;

all I know is that during the intervals the ballerinas stink like horses.

Mother loved dance so much that she thought (ballerina) Margot Fonteyn should be the president.

I would like to continue acting. But also - if this is a dream world where everything could become true - I'd want to be a ballerina.

I have a sister who is a dancer and dance teacher.

We grew up dancing together. I wanted to become a ballerina when I was a kid, so she and I were always at ballet conservatories and going to school with our hair in buns.

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It’s like being a male ballerina in a way. It’s not the norm.

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Ballets are forgotten, ballerinas retire, choreographers die--and what remains of that glorious production which so excited us a decade ago, a year ago, or even last night?

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