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Misty Copeland book tour comes to Baltimore

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 09:02:52-04

Ballerina Misty Copeland will be in Baltimore Wednesday to promote her new book "Ballerina Body."

The Under Armour athlete is the first African American woman to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

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"Ballerina Body" is her third book, but first about health and fitness. She shares her own exercises and eating plan for a toned and powerful body. 

Copeland will sign copies of her book at the Under Armour Brand House in Harbor East from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Copies will be available for purchase at the Under Armour location.

She recently spoke out about comments made by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in support of President Donald Trump's business policies.

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I have always appreciated the great support and platform that Under Armour has given me to represent my community, gender, and career on the world stage. However, I strongly disagree with Kevin Plank's recent comments in support of Trump as recently reported. Those of you who have supported and followed my career know that the one topic I've never backed away from speaking openly about is the importance of diversity and inclusion. It is imperative to me that my partners and sponsors share this belief. I have spoken at length with Kevin privately about the matter, but as someone who takes my responsibility as a role model very seriously, it is important to me that he, and UA, take public action to clearly communicate and reflect our common values in order for us to effectively continue to work towards our shared goal of trying to motivate ALL people to be their best selves.

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