Mattel introduced a Barbie doll of ballerina Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater.
The doll, which debuted Monday, wears a bright red replica of Copeland’s costume from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird, a role that the dancer will reprise later this month.
“Misty Copeland is at the center of a cultural conversation around how women continue to break boundaries,” Lisa McKnight, general manager and senior vice president for Barbie, said in a statement. “We know role play often leads to real ‘play’ in life.”
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