Documentary about Misty Copeland Set to Air on PBS

PBS has announced a broadcast date for a documentary about ballerina Misty Copeland!

According to Newsweek, A Ballerina's Tale, will air on the network as part of  PBS' Independent Lens series. The documentary is set to air on February 8 on the network at 10 p.m. ET.

Of course, we know that Misty made history back in June 2015 by becoming the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre! The new film “intimately documents [Misty's] historic rise while shining a light on the absence of women of color at major ballet companies,” according to PBS. The documentary also looks at the beauty standards in ballet and how it impacts not only the health of ballerinas but the mindset of young ballet fans.

The documentary follows Misty after her debut as the title character in Alexei Ratmansky’s version of Firebird in 2012, as she deals with several fractures, surgery and then recovery. The ballerina didn't come back to the stage until 2013.

I'll definitely be watching! Check out a preview of the documentary below! 

Image via PBS

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