Misty Copeland Shows Another Side of Herself on "60 Minutes"
Sometimes though, Copeland can start to sound a little rehearsed. That’s sure to happen after hundreds of interviews and through the extreme care she takes to exemplify herself as a role model. But I often crave to know, Who is the real Misty Copeland?
And we get a little more context with fantastic online extras. There’s a whole video dedicated to two talented young dancers from Brooklyn, twins Shaakir and Naazir Muhammad, who Copeland mentors at ABT’s JKO School. They talk about what it’s like to grow up in a world where everyone—both black and white—tell you that African Americans don’t become ballet dancers. In another extra, Copeland sits with her siblings who explain what it was like to grow up in their family, and how they didn’t really understand what the dancer was trying to achieve.
“60 Minutes” didn’t give us a performance, but a real look behind-the-scenes.
Watch the segments below and catch Copeland onstage during ABT’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, which opens tonight.
Misty Copeland’s “60 Minutes” segment
Misty Copeland on mentoring Shaakir and Naazir Muhammad
Misty Copeland’s siblings talk about growing up.