Firebird is a hot gift idea

The Misty Copeland Barbie is not your child’s typical fashion doll.

This one is sculpted in the likeness of real-life American Ballet Theatre star Misty Copeland. The doll is dressed in Copeland’s thrilling red costume from Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird,” and she stands tall en pointe.

Sales of this toy — through the Metropolitan Opera’s website — support the ABT’s Manhattan home. The Misty Copeland Barbie is certain to delight aspiring ballerinas and balletomanes ages 6 and older. This fiery dancing doll will ignite the imaginations and career aspirations of little girls everywhere — especially when paired with Copeland’s picture book, “Firebird,” illustrated by Christopher Myers.

Misty Copeland Barbie, $35.96, MetOpera.org.

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