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A new trailer for Misty Copeland’s forthcoming documentary, A Ballerina’s Tale, has been released and it is absolutely captivating.

The professional American ballet dancer gave fans a glimpse inside the upcoming film that will chronicle rise of the dancer’s career. “I first discovered ballet at 13, I had no prior training, I had no prior experience, I had no exposure to it,” Copeland says in the trailer. “There aren’t any professional ballet companies or schools where I come from, San Pedro CA.”

The newly engaged dancer goes on to explain that based on “body type, pedigree and background” she should not have been part of the American Ballet Theater, one of the leading three ballet companies in the nation.

Despite being an anomaly, Copeland went on to be named one of Times 100 Most Influential People in the World and also becomes the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater’s 75-year history.

A Ballerina’s Tale Trailer from Urban Romances on Vimeo.

HipHollywood recently caught up with the principal dancer who revealed that her main priority was to become principal dancer … and she succeeded. “To be able to stand alone and hold an entire ballet on my shoulders as a Black women at the Metropolitan Opera House that’s my goal,” Misty told us.

She added, “To be able to stand alone and hold an entire ballet on my shoulders as a Black woman at the Metropolitan Opera House, that’s my goal.”

A Ballerina’s Tale, which was purchased by Sundance Select, is set to hit select theaters and VOD on October 14.

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”

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It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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