"A Ballerina's Tale," About On the Town's Misty Copeland, Released Today (Plus Video)

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A new documentary that spotlights Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, opens in cinemas and arrives on VOD Oct. 14.

Entitled "A Ballerina's Tale," the film features Copeland, who made her Broadway debut earlier this season in the recent revival of On the Town, as well as Deirdre Kelly, Susan Fales-Hill and Leyla Fayyaz.

"Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater," according to production notes. "Get the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how she overcame a tumultuous upbringing and near career-ending injuries to become one of the most revered dancers of her generation. More than just a ballet success story, Copeland’s journey is a hugely inspirational, universal tale of perseverance."

Watch the trailer for the film below:

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