As some of you may know, the film “A Ballerina’s Tale” is screening during the 7th annual Milwaukee Film Festival going on now. Directed by Nelson George, “A Ballerina’s Tale” is an intimate look at Misty Copeland — the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater.
The bulk of the film is a cinema verité influenced look at Misty’s journey, from the triumph of Firebird, the painful road back to dancing and to an unexpected third act where Misty not only returns to the American Ballet Theatre stage but emerges as a pop star in the process.
Misty Copeland has become a superstar. You can catch “A Ballerina’s Tale” Oct. 2 at 7pm at Fox Bay Cinema, Oct. 4 at 4:15pm at the Downer Theatre and Oct. 5 at 1:15pm at the Avalon Theater.
We were curious about what Misty listens to while she works out. So, we asked her management for a workout playlist.
What we got was a diverse selection of tunes ranging from Etta James to James Blake to Drake to Citizen Cope. There’s even Misty performing to James Blake on the Arsenio Hall Show.
Take a listen to the music that Misty Copeland works out to!
Drake – “Legend”
Citizen Cope – “For A Dollar”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Masterpiece”
James Blake – “Overgrown”
Alice Smith – “Fool For You”
Beyonce – “Mine” feat. Drake
John Legend – “Made To Love”
J. Cole – “Apparently”
Etta James – “Stormy Weather”
Big Sean – “Blessings” feat. Drake & Kanye West
For your convenience, here is the songs in a Spotify playlist: