Misty Copeland Lands Oxygen Reality Series

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Ballerina Misty Copeland has been telling her story in print and across the Internet and will soon bring her brand to the small screen with a new Oxygen series The Misty Copeland Project

As talented hopefuls from diverse backgrounds descend upon New York to take on the next major step in their ballet careers, who better to train and mentor them than Copeland — the renowned ballerina who herself has defied all odds and shattered boundaries by overcoming the cultural pressures of professional ballet.

Copeland, who began taking ballet lessons on the basketball court of a Boys & Girls Club at age 13 and was considered a prodigy, made history by becoming the second African-American female soloist in the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. With the opportunity of a lifetime and chance to catapult to the top of the ballet world, these aspiring dancers’ passion, commitment and hard work will be center stage in Misty’s Master Class.
— Hollywood Reporter

The network hopes the show will help them reach young, multicultural women. It also comes ahead of Copeland's Kickstarter-funded documentary A Ballerina's Tale