Still from I Will What I Want/Under Armour
Still from I Will What I Want/Under Armour
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Misty Copeland is known nationwide as a groundbreaking ballerina who became the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre. She assumes the title on Saturday. Conincidentally, she will be in Baltimore that day giving a talk at the Reginald F. Lewis African American History and Culture Museum.

It’s fitting that Copeland will mark the milestone in Baltimore. Along with ballet, she is also the face of hometown company Under Armour, starring in the famed I Will What I Want ad.

Copeland’s 1 p.m. talk on Saturday will be based around her new memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina. She will also present her children’s book, Firebird, about a girl who finds her identity and realizes her potential in dance.

Check out the museum’s website for more details on the talk.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.