Misty Copeland's Latest Photos Show Just How Disciplined the Art of Ballet Is

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Blurred Copeland made history when she became the first African-American head ballerina in the American Ballet Theatre, and now she’s solidifying her legacy by channeling artist Edgar Degas’s honoured work. In the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Copeland flawlessly re-creates the intings by emulating each of Degas’s ballerinas.

“It was astonishing just to notice all of the small details but also how he still allows you to be conscious of like there’s movement,” Copeland told the magazine. “That’s what I ruminate over is so beautiful and difficult about dance too. You’re trying to strive for this attainment, but you still want people to get that illusion that your road never ends and that you never stop moving.”

There’s no question that Misty was the perfect fit for this project, and each photo is harmonious spot on. Keep scrolling for a glimpse at her breathtaking spread.

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