Ballerina Misty Copeland Unveils Her Own Barbie Doll

Misty Copeland Barbie Doll
Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre’s first black female principal dancer, has been given the Barbie treatment.

Copeland, 33, introduced her doll to the world on Good Morning America. The Barbie is dressed in Misty’s Firebird costume, which was her first role as ABT principal.”I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on,” Copeland said in a press release. “It’s an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll.”

“Misty Copeland is at the center of a cultural conversation around how women continue to break boundaries,” said Lisa McKnight, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Barbie. “As a brand, we want to honor women, like Misty, who are inspiring the next generation of girls to live out their dreams. We know role play often leads to real “play” in life and we’re thrilled to celebrate Misty with her very own doll.”

The doll is part of the Barbie Sheroes program, honoring female heroes who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere. Copeland joins an esteemed group of diverse Barbie Sheroes, including Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, Kristin Chenoweth, Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser, Trisha Yearwood and Zendaya.

If you want to add the Misty Copeland Barbie to your collection, you can order one here.

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