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It’s hard not gush over Misty Copeland. A perfect example of talent, poise and strength, the ballerina continues to be one of our favorite celebs.

On Tuesday night, while promoting A Ballerina’s Tale, she joined world-famous master cellist Yo-Yo Ma on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert to perform. While Ma played Bach’s Cello Suite No.2, Copeland wowed us all with a breathtaking performance.

Copeland also spoke to Colbert about being the first Black principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater. When Colbert asked her if she ever felt the “burden” to speak about race as such as a prominent figure, she said:

I’ve always felt very comfortable and it’s felt very organic for me to speak about race because I understand the importance of bringing more diversity to classical ballet. So it’s never felt to me like a burden or anything that I was putting on. It was this piece inside of me that I needed to get out to represent so many people who have come before me …

Watch the full interview below:


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