Independent Lens

A Ballerina's Tale: A Young, Naive Ballerina Pays Her Dues

Clip: Season 17 Episode 9 | 2m 14s

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary A Ballerina's Tale, Misty Copeland reflects back on her move to New York City as a wide-eyed teenager to join the Studio Company of American Ballet Theatre. “Young and naive,” she entered the ranks of more senior dancers, who delighted in teasing young starlets like Misty.

Aired: 02/08/16

Rating: NR

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