A Ballerina’s Tale

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 Nelson George
DIRECTOR

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 Leslie Norville
PRODUCER

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.

Additional Credits

Malika Weeden
EDITOR

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.”

Genre: Documentary