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The warm fuzzies you feel every holiday season when watching The Nutcracker are about to be taken to a whole new level. Misty Copeland has been tapped to join Disney’s live-action adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann classic and will no doubt add the perfect amount of #BlackGirlMagic.

Copeland took to Instagram to share the amazing news!

I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallström. #TheNutcracker #MoreToCome

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According to TheWrap, Copeland will play lead ballerina in the Mark Gordon-produced film and star in the project’s only dance sequence.”

Slow clap for Misty!

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