Four Ballerinas (Misty's Dream)
Four Ballerinas or "Misty's Dream" is a ballerina painting from a local Tampa area artist that sets the stage for the new face of ballet in the 21st Century. This painting is inspired by Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre in 2015. Misty was the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company’s 75-year history. Copeland said, she hoped her ascension to the very top ranks of ballet would inspire other young dancers of color - “all the little girls” - to stick with their own dreams.