Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland is a professional ballet dancer at American Ballet Theatre, which is one of the leading classical ballet companies in all the United States. She is the first African- American woman to become the principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year-old history. Apart from being a dancer, she is also a public speaker, celebrity spokesperson, and a stage performer.

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Biography and Early Life

Misty Copeland is of German, African- American, Italian descent. When she was three years old, she was moved to California. Her family life was quite unstable since her mother had married four times while Misty’s father was her second husband. Misty was raised in the San Pedro community, which is Los Angeles in California. Their family was going through severe financial stability as well.

Misty got her interest in the field of ballet dancing when she joined the elementary school called “Dana Middle School,” where she joined the drill team and was promoted to be the captain of it. Her coach Elizabeth noticed her dancing skills and referred her to Cynthia Bradly.

Since Misty could not pay the fees, Elizabeth referred her to Bradly, who used to host a free ballet class once a week at a local club. Misty joined the dancing sessions only at thirteen years of age. She impressed the audience while performing as Clara in her school production of “The Nutcracker.”

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Misty Copeland in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Misty Copeland’s age is 38 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 10 September 1982. Though, she is 5′ 1″ in feet and inches and 157.5 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 119 lbs in Pound and 54kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


Misty Copeland did her elementary schooling at Dana Middle School. Later, she graduated from San Pedro High School. She was offered a full-time student scholarship from San Francisco Ballet School in the year 1998, but she declined that offer. In the year 1998, Misty got herself enrolled in American Ballet Theatre’s “Summer Intensive “program on a complete scholarship offer.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Misty suffered from a lumbar stress fracture, which made her rest for nearly a year. Her doctors had put her on birth control pills to cure her, which made her gain 10 pounds. In the year 2004, Misty Copeland met her husband Olu Evans at a nightclub, and after several years of dating, they married in the year 2016. A documentary film was made on her, which was titled “A Ballerina’s Tale” in the year 2015.

Is Misty Copeland Lesbian?

Misty Copeland fell in love and eventually married Olu Evans in the year 2004. So, she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

Misty collaborated with the singer Prince for one of his music videos. She even performed beside him to his song “The Beautiful One “in the year 2010. In the year 2015, Misty acted as Odile in open “Swan Lake.” Here, she became the first African American women to dance in Odette and Odile’s dual role.

Copeland joined the cast of the Broadway revival of “On the Town,” where she would succeed Megan Fairchild for Ivy Smith’s role. Copeland made a guest appearance on the television dance show “So You Think You Can Dance.” She also got featured in the first season of the web series “A Day In The Life” in the year 2011.

Copeland had danced as the lead ballerina in the 2018 film under Disney production called “The Nutcracker And The Four Realms.” She even gave her voice for the 2016 animated TV series called “Peg + Cat.” In the year 2011, Misty started a business of making dancewear, which was called “M by Misty.” She herself designed that dancer wears. She has also produced numerous celebrity calendars. She even had done multiple fundraising services.


  • Misty was entitled to the honor of “National Youth Of The Year Ambassador” in 2013.
  • The United States’ ex-president selected her, Mr. Barack Obama’s “President’s Council On Fitness, Sports And Nutrition” in the year 2014.
  • She was presented with the honorary doctorate by the University of Hartford in the year 2014.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Misty Copeland in 2021

Misty Copeland’s career as a ballet dancer made her net worth approximately $600 Thousand as of 2021. Moreover, she wrote three books, which made her net worth increase.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • To date, Misty had written three books. She wrote the book “Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.”
  • Her second book was named “Firebird,” which is a picture book full of illustrations.
  • She wrote her autobiography “Ballerina Body,” which was released in the year 2017.

Misty Copeland is a woman with multi-talents. On one side, she is a renowned ballet dancer and has won several prestigious awards. On the other hand, she has even started her own business line and even initiated fundraising for various relief funds.


Facts of Misty Danielle Copeland

  • Gender Female
  • full nameMisty Danielle Copeland
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$600 Thousand
  • professionBallet Dancer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 54 Kg, In Pounds – 119 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 157.5 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 1″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolSan Pedro High School

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