Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American principal ballerina in the American Ballet Theatre, and now she's solidifying her legacy by channeling artist Edgar Degas's famous work. In the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar, Copeland flawlessly re-creates the paintings by emulating each of Degas's ballerinas.
"It was amazing just to notice all of the small details but also how he still allows you to feel like there's movement," Copeland told the magazine. "That's what I think is so beautiful and difficult about dance too. You're trying to strive for this perfection, but you still want people to get that illusion that your line never ends and that you never stop moving."
There's no doubt that Misty was the perfect fit for this project, and each photo is pretty spot on. Keep scrolling for a glimpse at her breathtaking spread.