A documentary on African-American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, and her potential career-ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.
Nelson George is an author, filmmaker, television producer, and critic with a long career presenting the diverse elements of African-American culture. His films include Brooklyn Boheme and Finding... more»
Leslie Norville is a documentary producer from Toronto, Canada. Her films have screened at film festivals including SXSW, Hot Docs, IDFA and on various networks including VH1.
“A Ballerina's Tale celebrates the powerful spirit of Misty Copeland who in the face of the racial and physical barriers she faces in the classical ballet world has became a true ballet star.”