MISTY COPELAND is a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Life in Motion, Ballerina Body, Black Ballerinas, and the children’s picture book Bunheads, as well as the award-winning children’s book, Firebird. She made her Broadway debut in 2015’s On the Town, putting the show into the Broadway Box Top 10 for the two weeks that she guest starred as Ivy Smith.
She’s been featured in the New York Times and on CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes, and she was named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year and Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.
Copeland is the recipient of the Young, Gifted & Black Honor at the Black Girls Rock! Awards and the Springarn Medal, the NAACP’s highest honor.
— 2023 SPEAKER ALERT —
Misty Copeland spoke at the Virtual Conference Anywhere on March 2, 2023!
Want to learn more about Misty?
- View the Conference Agenda for details on Misty’s afternoon keynote session
- Check out Misty’s book, The Wind at My Back, where she shares her story of resilience, grace, and other insights – available now through the Conference for Women Bookstore
- Discover Misty’s secret weapon against self-doubt
- Also, don’t miss Misty’s new children’s program to encourage more diversity in ballet