Just when you thought reality TV was a lost cause with shows like VH1′s “Bye Felicia” seeing the green light, Oxygen announced their new docuseries “The Misty Copeland Project,” that will follow Misty Copeland — renown ballerina and overall kick-ass Black chick — as she mentors aspiring dancers who are trying to make it big in NYC.
Copeland became the second African-American woman to become a female soloist in the American Ballet Theatre and her inspirational story of perseverance against all odds serves as a guiding light for women who dream of following in her pointed footsteps.
2014 has been an amazing year for Copeland. She became a sponsored athlete for Under Armour and released “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina” to rave reviews. Copeland is exactly the type of role model our young women need to be watching on TV.
We’re so here for it.