• « On me pose très souvent la même question depuis que j'ai été nommée première danseuse étoile noire américaine à l'American Ballet Theatre. Et maintenant ? [...] Le plus souvent, lorsqu'on m'interroge sur mes projets pour l'avenir, je hausse les épaules, souris, et réponds : "répéter". Les annonces de nomination se font de manière inattendue et elles ne se basent sur aucun modèle défini, cependant il était normal que j'apprenne la mienne dans le studio où j'ai passé tant de temps ces dernières années depuis que j'ai intégré la compagnie de l'American Ballet Theatre en 2000. [...] La nouvelle fut une surprise totale. [...] j'ai fondu en larmes. Comment aurais-je pu réagir autrement quand mon plus grand rêve venait juste de se réaliser? » Misty Copeland « Bouleversant et éloquent. » The New York Times « Son histoire est un modèle pour toute personne - homme ou femme, noire ou blanche - qui s'évertue à poursuivre un rêve malgré les nombreux obstacles apparents. La grâce avec laquelle elle atteint le sien est un exemple pour tous. » Booklist Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Johan-Frédérik Hel-Guedj Illustration de couverture : Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

  • When Misty Copeland first placed her hands on the ballet barre at an after-school community centre, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers. A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland tells the story of her historic journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. With an insider's passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life centre stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world's most iconic ballets. Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

  • In her first health and fitness book, celebrated ballerina Misty Copeland shows you how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger, and how to refine the body you were born with to be lean, strong and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines and words of inspiration.Misty offers her own time-tested, ballet-inspired movements that are perfect for women who want to lengthen and strengthen, but don't want to run a marathon or lift weights. She also demonstrates the floor exercises that helped maintain her own ballerina body while recovering from an injury.Misty's eating plan focuses on vegetables, fruits, plant fats, animal proteins and beneficial oils - all of which keep her energetic and in top shape. With simple and delicious recipes for Granola, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad, Quick Salsa Chili, and even a Ballerina Smoothie, you'll be satisfied and happy while getting leaner.To keep you motivated, Misty gives tips and words of encouragement on persevering even when you may want to give up, including a peek into her personal journal, to inspire you and help you stay on the road to your own ballerina body.

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