Ballet dreams.

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The ballet world is simultaneously beautiful and brutal. It’s dancers are nails-tough. Did you ever dance? I took ballet from the time I was itty-bitty all the way through my freshman year of college and have the terrible knees, cracking ankles, and hip turnout to prove it. Not to mention, I still find buns to be the most effective and classic, no-nonsense hairstyle. Ha!

Ballet is magical! If you agree, you may want to check out the following…

Here are a few Instagram accounts–

Ballerina Project

Celestin Boutin

Adrian Mitchell

Melissa Chapski

Chelsy Meiss

As well as a “day in the life” interview with Anna Tsygankova, a ballerina at Het Nationale Ballet who trained at The Bolshoi!

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I’ve loved delving into the worlds of real-life dancers ever since I was in elementary school and checked this book out from the library over and over again. The discipline, grace, and passion of professional ballerinas is such wonderful inspiration!

(Top photo via here, bottom photo via The National Ballet of Canada.)

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