I will what I want

I will what I want

[Time]

“Rising star Misty Copeland makes history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer”.

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Vocabulary chunks  to learn after watching the video :

  • Dance came into my life very unexpected
  • With my single parent, my mother and 5 of my siblings
  • I could make a career out of something I enjoyed doing
  • Something that I was passionate about
  • Something that gave me a voice
  • A major ballet company
  • To set an example of what a healthy image is
  • Dreams are possible
  • You really can push yourself to become anything with the right work ethic and support around you
  • I hope to see more diversity on the stage
  • I hope the audience is more diverse
  • People go to see performances
  • They want to see themselves up there
  • Endless opportunities
  • Something they could attain
  • I want them to be able to see dreams through me

 

They call it dance. I call it life.

They call it dance. I call it life.

  [Teen Vogue]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • You leave home at a very very young age
  • To pursue to becoming professional ballerinas
  • It was a stepping stone in the right direction towards becoming a part of a company
  • New York City Ballet was the dream company
  • So I’m now officially a part of the New York City Ballet
  • I honestly couldn’t be more honored
  • You take class at 10.30
  • Have rehearsal until 7 o’clock
  • When there is performance, you have a show at 7.30
  • I have to work on who I am on stage
  • What makes someone stand out, what makes someone unique
  • Everyone is unique in their own way
  • There are so many people I look up to
  • In five years my goal is to be a better dancer, to be a better artist