What is Misty Copeland’s family life?

Misty Copeland and her siblings grew up with a single mother whose several failed marriages resulted in financial instability. When young, Copeland moved with her family from Kansas City to San Pedro, California. Her first formal encounter with dance was on the drill team of her middle school.

How many siblings did Misty Copeland grow up with?

Misty Copeland grew up in Southern California in the 1980s. She had five siblings, so she often had to compete for attention. Misty was shy and quiet, but she taught herself to do cartwheels and handstands, and pretended to perform for an audience.

What is Misty Copeland’s favorite food?

Misty also writes a piece of fresh fruit is another go-to snack–her favorites are grapes, blueberries, and bananas. “At the start of my day, right after ballet class, and before I launch into seven hours of rehearsals, I’ll grab a piece of fruit for an energy boost.” She has two snacks daily.