On Tuesday, June 30th Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, making her the first African-American ballet dancer to earn that title in the company’s 75 year history. Misty Copeland has danced with the American Ballet Theater for 14 years, always outspoken about her dreams to be the first black principal dancer. She’s been featured in music videos, Under Armor ads, TV segments, magazine articles, and even a 60 Minutes episode. While Copeland started ballet late in life (13), she was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2015. Copeland is a model for young girls, showing them that no matter where you come from or your background, with the right passion you can do anything.