Illustration of Misty Copeland; Credit: Illustration by Juliette Toma

Misty Copeland is best known as a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre—the first African-American woman to hold that position in the company’s history. But she has also appeared in global ad campaigns for brands including Under Armour and Estée Lauder—spaces that have traditionally featured famous faces from the worlds of sports or fashion, not dance.