Misty Copeland is a well-known ballerina based in New York City and was a recent guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance." But that’s not why she’s in the news. Copeland's making headlines because of an ad that not only shows off her athletic form and expertise but imparts a lesson in perseverance and following one’s dreams.
The ad for Under Armor has Copeland tell her story of how she became a ballerina despite all odds. How her first ballet lesson happened at the age of 13 – which is, by all means, a little too old by set standards, but how she didn’t let that stop her.
Without saying a word she shows how she proved everyone wrong and soared till she realized her dream and passion.