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Ballerina Misty Copeland will share her secrets to a stronger, leaner physique

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
American professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland will be in town from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh for a discussion and book signing.
COURTESY HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION
American professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland will be in town from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh for a discussion and book signing.
American professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland will be in town from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh for a discussion and book signing.
COURTESY HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION
American professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland will be in town from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh for a discussion and book signing.
American professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland will be in town from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh for a discussion and book signing.
COURTESY HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION
American professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland will be in town from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh for a discussion and book signing.

Noted ballet dancer Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York City, will discuss and and sign her new book, "Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger and More Graceful You," in Pittsburgh's Hill District as part of the Live from the Hill series.

Copeland — who has gained attention for her athletic, nontraditional physique for a ballerina — will share the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique for glowing health.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., and raised in San Pedro, Calif., she began her ballet studies at age 13. At 15, she won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards. She studied at the San Francisco Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive on full scholarship.

In 2008, Copeland was honored with the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, a two-year fellowship awarded to young artists who exhibit extraordinary talent providing them additional resources in order to attain their full potential. In 2014, then-President Barack Obama appointed Copeland to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

The event, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, is sold out. It is sponsored by the Hill House Association.

Details: 412-281-1026

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-853-5062 or jharrop@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.

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