Jayme Thornton

Want a Body Like Misty Copeland's?

Ballet superstar Misty Copeland admits that she used to be an epic stress eater, polishing off a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts in one sitting.

Today, though, she's become much savvier about fueling her body, building strong muscles as well as a lean silhouette. In her latest book, Ballerina Body, Copeland shares her go-to health strategies, offering personal tips and recipes.

Many are as simple as mixing chopped cauliflower with yogurt for a mashed potato alternative, or pouring granola into a bowl lined with peanut butter for a sweet treat filled with fiber and protein.

Available March 21, Grand Central Publishing. $30.

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Meet 5 Recent USC Kaufman Grads Making Waves in the Dance Industry

Since welcoming its first freshman BFA class in 2015, the University of Southern California's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance has made a name for itself. The Los Angeles dance program is known for creating versatile artists in a collaborative, innovative training environment, and its alumni are already making bold professional leaps.

Dance Magazine caught up with five recent grads to see where they've landed and how USC Kaufman and its career services department prepared them for their future in the dance industry.

July 2021