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2019年6686hg.me|免费注册英语阅读理解专项训练及答案:努力

  A young woman turns around and around quickly, and jumps high. In the background, a young girl reads a rejection(拒绝) letter from a ballet school. You have the wrong body for ballet, ‘it says,’ and at thirteen, you are too old. This was one of the most popular advertisements(广告) of 2014 and it describes American ballet Theatre’s principal(主要的) dancer Misty Copeland.

  This was not a real letter. But Copeland says it is very similar to letters from her childhood. While many dancers start at the age of three. Copeland only began to study ballet in 1995 as a thirteen-year-old. People often told her that she was too old, or that she didn’t have the perfect body type (She is only 157 cm tall). Her family moved a lot, and it was sometimes difficult for her to attend ballet classes. But Copeland loved dancing and did not want to give up. She stayed with her ballet teacher during the week and spent time with her family only at the weekend. This was a difficult life, but she worked hard and won her first national competition when she was fourteen years old. Copeland joined the American Ballet Theatre in 2000 and performed in many ballets over the next few years. In 2007, she became a solo (单独的) performer, and in 2015 she became its principal dancer.

  Copeland is now a dancer, author and Broadway performer. She also stars in the 2015 film A Ballerina’s Tale. So what’s next? According to Copeland, anything is possible: "My career(职业) really is just now beginning.’


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