Hailing from Los Angeles, Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theater, one of the U.S.’ three preeminent classical ballet companies. In 2015, she became the first black woman to become the principal dancer since it was founded in 1939. In 2017, she published her third book titled Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You. She once shared that she warms up for her performances by listening to Drake.