We're Living for This Degas-Inspired Sculpture of Misty Copeland

August 14, 2018

Edgar Degas’ famous sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen has been getting a lot of love recently—and by “love,” we mean everything from a tutu upgrade to a full-on musical telling her story. But artist Doyle V. Trankina‘s reimagining of the sculpture, with none other than Misty Copeland taking the place of the young Paris Opéra Ballet School student who inspired the original? It might be our favorite Little Dancer tribute yet.

Copeland just shared Doyle’s 360-degree video of the new piece, which eliminates the tutu and emphasizes Misty’s beautifully muscular physique. (And Doyle’s work has us reminiscing about Copeland’s equally gorg Degas-inspired shoot for Harper’s Bazaar, in which NYC Dance Project photographers Deborah Ory and Ken Browar captured her channeling Little Dancer, too.)

To echo Copeland’s own praise: 🙌 🙌 🙌