Misty Copeland Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Nov, 2016
Facts of Misty Copeland
Date of Birth: 1982 , September-10
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Misty Danielle Copeland
Birth Name Misty Copeland
Nick Name Misty
Father Doug Copeland
Mother Sylvia DelaCerna
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Kansas City, Missouri
Ethnicity Black
Profession Ballet Dancer
Net Worth $1 Million
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurements 34-25-36
Breast Size 34B
Waist size 25
Hip Size 36
Weight in KG 50 kg
Famous for Author / Ballet Dancer
Affair with Olu Evans
Boyfriend Olu Evans
Married Yes
Married to Olu Evans (m. 2016)
Children N/A
Divorce N/A
Siblings Lindsey Monique Brown, Erica Stephanie Copeland
Books Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
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This biography here will let you know more about the personal and professional life of the famous ballet dancer Misty Copeland. 


Misty Copeland was born on 10 September, 1982, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States to parents Doug Copeland and Sylvia DelaCerna. Her mother, Sylvia is a former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader. Her father left the family when she was small. She spent most of her childhood days in San Perdo, Los Angeles, California with her siblings, Douglas, Christopher, Lindsey Monique and Erica Stephanie Copeland. She comes from an Italian American and African American descent.


Misty Copeland went on to attend Point Fermin Elementary School. Even as a child, Copeland loved dancing. She then joined free ballet classes at the local Boys & Girls Club. Soon she went on to study ballet dancing in San Pedro Dance Center.


Misty Copeland had already begun her ballet career but she came into the limelight when she joined ABT company and became the member of Corps de ballet. With the company, she went on to perform various acts. Eventually, through her performance, she was listed as ’25 to Watch in 2003’s class of Dance Magazine. She began appearing in Raymond, Pillar of Fire, Swan Lake, and more. In 2007, Misty was made a soloist at ABT.She did exceptionally well as a soloist.

By 2012, Misty Copeland was seen in The  Firebord , La Bayadere, in Don Quixote and more. In 2014, Misty performed in Coppelia as the lead role. She went on to give a performance on the Firry  Autum  at the 2014 Met. Misty danced in 2015 performance of The Sleeping Beauty as Princess Florine at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. In the same year, Misty became promoted to principal dancer, becoming the first African American principal dancer. In 2016, she was seen in The Firebird, La Fille Mal Gardee, Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, and more. She has been doing great in the field of ballet dancing.

Married and Personal Life

Misty Copeland is married to her longtime boyfriend Olu Evans. Her husband, Evans is an attorney. Evans was a huge motivation for Misty when she was suffering from eating disorders. The couple The couple got married on 31st July 2016. The couple does not have any children till date. They are living happily in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Facts, Bio, and Height

Misty Copeland is currently 34 years old. Her height is noted to be 5 feet 2 inhces whereas her weight is 51 kgs. Misty’s body measurements are 36-25-6 inches from the bust, waist to hips. Her bra size is 32 D. Through her constant routines and healthy diet, Misty Copeland has an hourglass shaped body.

Misty Copeland’s net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand coming out of her exceptional dancing skills. The bio of the very talented and beautiful, Misty Copeland can be found on various social media sites like Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook and more.