Representation matters, and the new Misty Copeland Barbie is a step forward.

Misty Copeland has been breaking barriers for as long as she's been dancing. Now, she breaks one more.

A little over a year ago, Mattel announced its "Sheroes" line of Barbies. Yesterday, they added one more to the collection.

The original collection featured the likes of country artist Trisha Yearwood, actresses Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy Rossum, director Ava DuVernay, fashion designer Sydney "Mayhem" Keiser, and Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen. Mattel later added Disney star Zendaya to the mix.

So who's the newest "shero" to join the collection? Ballerina Misty Copeland!

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Ballerina Misty Copeland is no stranger to making history on the stage.


All images by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory from the NYC Dance Project, used with permission.

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