Ballerina Misty Copeland has lived a remarkable life. In her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, she describes how she began ballet at age 13, attended summer programs at the San Francisco Ballet, and battled racism and body-image insecurities to join the American Ballet Theater Studio Company and become the company's first African American soloist in the past 30 years. Not too shabby at all.

If you don't know Copeland yet, though, you will soon. She's the star of Under Armour's soon-to-be-ubiquitous "I Will What I Want" campaign: 

And you'll be getting a whole lot more Copeland soon--New Line Cinema and Step Up producers Adam Shankman and Jenniger Gibgot are making her memoir into a feature film. It'll focus on Copeland's teen years and her journey into stardom. Will you be pirouetting into the theater?

Photo courtesy of frugivoremag.com

And you'll be getting a whole lot more Copeland soon--New Line Cinema and Step Up producers Adam Shankman and Jenniger Gibgot are making her memoir into a feature film. It'll focus on Copeland's teen years and her journey into stardom. Will you be pirouetting into the theater?

Photo courtesy of frugivoremag.com

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