Black Ballerina Shares Inspiring Message About Being Yourself In Puma Ad

Olivia Boisson can be seen dancing on the streets of NYC in new spot.

"Wake up and be better than yesterday" #DoYou #PumaWomen @puma @pumawomen

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Olivia Boisson, who in 2012 became the first black woman in over a decade to join the New York City Ballet, is the star of an inspiring new ad campaign for Puma. 

The 24-year-old ballerina appears in a 30-second spot posted to Instagram by Puma on Oct. 14, which features her dancing and rehearsing on the streets of New York City. Throughout the video, Boisson shares words of wisdom for every person who wants to be successful:

“To be successful in anything, you have to be confident in yourself,” Boisson says.

“We all have days where we don’t feel like we’re good enough. Something terrible happens or you fall or you mess up a step. You need to find a way to keep yourself up. You have to wake up and be better than yesterday. You’re going to be the best at whatever you’re doing. By being yourself. Never do anybody else. Do you.” 

Watch the full spot above. 



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