Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

GREENSBORO — Ballet star Misty Copeland will be the featured speaker for the United Way of Greater Greensboro's Community Speaker Series next month.

Copeland will speak at the 12:45 p.m. event March 25 at Piedmont Hall, the agency said Friday in a news release. Tickets are $100 at www.unitedwaygso.org/SpeakerSeries/.

The dancer will share her life and experiences during a question and answer discussion with Taheshah Moise, a news anchor with WFMY-Channel 2, the United Way said.

Copeland began her ballet studies at 13 and went on to become the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. She has worked with charitable organizations and as a mentor for boys and girls. In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed her to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Medicine.

Copeland's 2014 best-selling memoir, co-written with journalist and author Charisse Jones, is titled "Life in Motion."

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