The Dress For Misty Copeland's Barbie Doll Celebrates An Iconic Moment
"The Firebird" was Misty Copeland's first lead role at the American Ballet Theatre — and she performed it with a devastating tibia injury.By Jamal Andress | May 2, 2016
Barbie and Mattel have noticeably changed the look of their dolls over the past year.
The latest figure in that effort is perhaps the most famous ballet dancer in the world right now: Misty Copeland.
"I was a very shy girl, so I felt this instant connection with Barbie. She was a way for me to dream," Copeland says in a Barbie commercial.