You Won't Believe What Misty Copeland's Dancing Looked Like After 1 Year of Training

Misty Copeland took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a throwback video of her dancing, and it's safe to say her talent was clear from the very beginning. In the post, Misty explained that the video was taken 20 years ago, when she was around the age of 14 — after just one year of training. Already her movements were stunning, reminding us yet again why she's become a ballet icon in her own right, breaking boundaries and inspiring a Barbie doll. Incredibly, Copeland displays a talent for pointe technique (dancing on the tips of the feet), a skill which takes the vast majority of dancers at least two years to learn.

Check out the inspiring throwback video of Misty Copeland, then take a peek at her favorite ab-sculpting moves.