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nnnnn dance sensation misty copeland making history on tuesday named the first african american female principal dancer for the american ballet theatre one of the world's leading classical ballet companies , her journey to ballets highest rank worthy of its own fairy tale ballet growing up poor living in a hotel with a single mom and five siblings to her now earning the top spot at the seventy five year old troop in an industry long criticized for its lack of inclusion and winning millions of fans along the way last year's memoir a best seller and her life the subject of a documentary film , then there's that under armor ad which went viral echoing the discouraging word she overcame as a kid , you have the wrong body , and at thirteen , you are too old to be , now thirty two copeland has already been dancing principal parts debuting last week in swan lake a world famous piece that scene is keyed to earning tuesday's groundbreaking promotion