Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

*World-renowned ballerina Misty Copeland is working on her third book – a health and fitness guide called “Ballerina Body.”

American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal dancer said in a statement that she wanted to show “all athletes have to take care of themselves from the inside out.”

It’s a sentiment she shared with us in January, while discussing her commercials for athletic apparel company Under Armor. Misty was particularly proud of the campaign’s emphasis on her musculature, a bold statement against the classical ballet body type.

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Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, will release “Ballerina Body” in 2017.

Copeland is a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Her previous books include the memoir “Life in Motion” and the picture book “Firebird.”