Misty Copeland Just Out-Danced Every Celeb in Drake's New Video

Over the weekend, Misty Copeland shared the latest project she's been working on—and her co-stars aren't the American Ballet Theatre dancers we're used to seeing her paired alongside. Copeland is one of the featured faces in Drake's "Nice For What" music video, making her appearance just a few seconds in.



The all-female video (plus Drake) was directed by Karena Evans, and has Copeland joining a crew of Hollywood heavy hitters like actresses Olivia Wilde, Yara Shahidi and Tracee Ellis Ross, for some dancing and all-around fun.

Wearing pointe shoes and a white cutout and mesh leotard, the ABT principal seems like the perfect fit for the video given her long list of commercial crossovers (and the fact that she once said she pumps herself up for performances by listening to Drake's music). And while we don't like to play favorites, it's kind of hard to beat Copeland's dancing skills—especially since she's been practicing to Drake's music for years.

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The BLOCHspot + Alcyone Sneaker Are What Dancers Actually Need in 2021

Almost a year later and...yep, we're still in a global pandemic. As COVID-19 drags on, your pre-pandemic footwear is probably on its last legs by now (if it was ever up to dancing all day on floors that aren't sprung). And even when we do finally return to the stage, dancing in non-traditional spaces is a trend that's likely to stick around. Sporting a new pair of kicks designed specially for dancers might be just the boost you need to meet the dance world's "new normal" head-on.

Here, everything you need to know about the next-generation sneaker and handy spin spot that'll make this spring feel like the fresh start dancers deserve.

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