Misty Copeland

Two days ago, Misty Copeland made history when she was promoted to principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre. Copeland never ceases to inspire us, so here are some of our favorite moments from her original TNP interview…

On beauty from the inside out…

I try to put clean ingredients into my body. I like to know what’s in the food I’m eating. I drink a ton of water. I give it things that will help it function to the best of its ability, since it is my instrument. The outside responds and follows suit to how it’s being treated internally.

On the beauty products she can’t live without…

MAC spiked eyebrow pencilClinique chubby stick in cherry, and Ilia Polka Dot and Moonbeams highlighter.

On her daily food day…

For breakfast, a fresh muffin or everything bagel with scallion cream cheese and iced coffee. Macadamia nuts, cashews, dried pineapple, grapes, and a couple of bottles of water throughout the day. A spinach salad with pecans, goat cheese, dried cranberries, and a vinaigrette dressing for lunch. Grilled salmon, roasted onions, carrots, and butternut squash with rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper, and a glass of Prosecco for dinner. A peanut butter cookie for dessert.

On words to dance by…

I have the ability to refine my instrument no matter where I am because there are no outside objects needed. As a dancer, I have complete control over my instrument: my body.

On her daily motto…

It’s a new day. Another chance to be better.

See the full interview with Misty here.

Get Misty’s recipe for Citrus Salmon and Kale Chips.