As the first African-American woman to land the principal dancer position in the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland will be forever immortalized in Barbie glory.
Misty was reportedly super involved with the Barbie’s design, and partnered with Barbie on all the details, says Mattel.
“I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on. It’s an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll,” she said in a press release.
Misty is in good company with the development of her doll. Other Barbie Sheroes have included Ava DuVernay and Zendaya.
So so proud.