Members of the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club surround ballerina Misty Copeland, front center, during her visit to the club Tuesday. Copeland gave an inspirational talk to the children, answered questions from the audience, and signed autographs. Copeland, the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York, started dancing at age 13 when she took a ballet class at a Boys & Girls Club in her home state of California. Copeland also spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry on Tuesday evening at Hampton Hall's Community Club. In addition, the Boys & Girls Club of America plans to induct Copeland into its hall of fame of distinguished former members.
Members of the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club surround ballerina Misty Copeland, front center, during her visit to the club Tuesday. Copeland gave an inspirational talk to the children, answered questions from the audience, and signed autographs. Copeland, the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York, started dancing at age 13 when she took a ballet class at a Boys & Girls Club in her home state of California. Copeland also spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry on Tuesday evening at Hampton Hall's Community Club. In addition, the Boys & Girls Club of America plans to induct Copeland into its hall of fame of distinguished former members. Jay Karr, The Island Packet
Members of the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club surround ballerina Misty Copeland, front center, during her visit to the club Tuesday. Copeland gave an inspirational talk to the children, answered questions from the audience, and signed autographs. Copeland, the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre in New York, started dancing at age 13 when she took a ballet class at a Boys & Girls Club in her home state of California. Copeland also spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry on Tuesday evening at Hampton Hall's Community Club. In addition, the Boys & Girls Club of America plans to induct Copeland into its hall of fame of distinguished former members. Jay Karr, The Island Packet

Love of ballet started at a Boys & Girls Club

May 03, 2011 08:40 PM

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