Watch Misty Copeland Perform Ballet With Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo a Ballet Lesson Screen shot 2- H 2015
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"When you dance like I do, every ballet is 'The Nutcracker'," said Kimmel of wearing a tight tutu.

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Rodriguez took a ballet lesson from Misty Copeland for the kickoff episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s "Back to Brooklyn Week" in New York.

In a segment that aired Monday night, the late-night host and sidekick headed to a rehearsal space in Manhattan's Flatiron District to learn from the American Ballet Theatre breakthrough performer. "When you dance like I do, every ballet is The Nutcracker," said Kimmel of wearing a tight tutu.

"I don't want to touch what could be a masterpiece, so I want to see what you guys know," Copeland told them as Kimmel demonstrated his best knowledge of a plie. Copeland also clarified to the two before they put on pointe shoes, "There is no such thing as a ballerino."

During Monday's Brooklyn-set episode, Kimmel and Rodriguez joined Copeland onstage for a performance from Swan Lake with the American Ballet Theatre company.

Watch the video below.