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Dancer Misty Copeland Writing Health-and-Fitness Book

Associated Press  | 11/25/2015, 2:23 p.m.
Dancer Misty Copeland is working on a health-and-fitness book. Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, ...
In this Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, Misty Copeland attends the 25th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, announced Thursday, Nov. 19, that Copeland’s “Ballerina Body” is scheduled for 2017. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

NEW YORK — Dancer Misty Copeland is working on a health-and-fitness book.

Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, announced Thursday that Copeland’s “Ballerina Body” is scheduled for 2017. Copeland, the first African-American woman to become the American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer, is a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Copeland said in a statement issued by her publisher that she wanted to show “all athletes how to take care of themselves from the inside out.”

Her previous books include the memoir “Life in Motion” and the picture book “Firebird.”