ESSENCE Festival Speaker Misty Copeland's Odds-Defying Moves

We already know how fierce ballerina Misty Copeland is; after all, she graced our September 2015 cover. But we will get to be inspired by this force of nature on a whole different kind of stage when she serves as a speaker at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience during this year's ESSENCE Festival. But before the big weekend, June 30-July 3 in New Orleans, let's marvel at Copeland's amazing mind- and body-bending abilities. And buy your tickets to 2016 ESSENCE Festival here.

Gia Peppers Apr, 18, 2016