In Misty’s footsteps

American ballerina Misty Copeland continues to inspire young girls of colour worldwide to achieve the highest in the world of ballet.

That story rings true for 19-year-old Erica Lall, a dancer in the corps de ballet of the prestigious American Ballet Theater (ABT), the same company for which Copeland is currently a principal dancer.

Lall, who was this year named among the ’25 To Watch’ by the industry glossy Dance Magazine, was born in Cypress, Texas, a community in Harris County just outside Houston in the United States, to a Jamaican mother and a Trinidadian father. Her mother, Hermoine White, is originally from Linstead, St Catherine, but grew up in Kingston.

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