This Is Ballerina Misty Copeland's Favorite Pre-Workout Snack
As the American Ballet Theater's principal dancer (a star player in the latest big-screen Nutcracker adaptation, out in theaters now), Misty Copeland relies on healthy snacks to get her through long training session. But that doesn't mean the superstar ballerina doesn't enjoy the occasion ice cream cone break as well.
Copeland includes both on her her list of obsessions (which, for the perhaps inclusion of Netflix's Glow series alone, makes us love her even more) — keep reading for the 411 on her favorite things!
I’m definitely a jeans person. Clean and simple high-waist styles make my legs look extra-long.
I eat healthfully but indulge when I need to. Right now I’m in a Häagen-Dazs mint-chip phase. It’s my little escape when work gets grueling.
Lately I’ve been relying on an amazing army green Marissa Webb jacket to spruce up my basics.
Energy-filled foods like granola and nuts that won’t sit in my stomach are best for long rehearsals. And I stick to drinking just plain water throughout the day.
Growing up, I watched Argentinean ballerina Paloma Herrera’s career rise and had her poster on my wall. Now she’s become a mentor and guides me in my work.
Maybe it’s because I have hyperextended knees, but I feel really comfortable in pumps. This classic Sergio Rossi style is my favorite; I own it in multiple colors.
The Zuhair Murad gown I wore to the opening of the American Ballet Theatre [in May 2018] is perfect for my personal style: just the right amount of sexy mixed with elegance.
Whether I’m letting my hair air-dry curly or I need to slick it back into a bun, I use this leave-in spray. It smells incredible.
I’ve been going to Riverside Park to write in my journal or listen to music since I moved to N.Y.C. at age 16.
Under Armour leggings never break my focus at the gym by riding up or getting bunchy. And I love how the silhouette elongates my body.
I loved [the Netflix series] GLOW because I grew up watching Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling on television with my three brothers.
I was shocked when I first saw how fresh and natural this foundation made my skin look.