Hi! My name is Jennie, age 16. My whole life is ballet and tumblr. This is my 8th year dancing and is my 4th on pointe. Feel free to ask anything.

 

Beyond is where a ballerina breathes. She goes beyond prettiness and perfection to make a language of ballet- not a language of words but of visions. When she is onstage you see more because she shows more- concentration, transformation, illumination, connection.

Laura Jacobs  (via juliettepirouette)

everythingplus-thekitchensink:

echappeelena:

loverussianballet:

Semyon Chudin Bolshoi Ballet

I think he should work on his flexibility 
;______;

yeah, they could be a little farther apart; maybe his feet too….

everythingplus-thekitchensink:

echappeelena:

loverussianballet:

Semyon Chudin Bolshoi Ballet

I think he should work on his flexibility 

;______;

yeah, they could be a little farther apart; maybe his feet too….

tiaraloveskandlupita:

Michaela DePrince
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”

tiaraloveskandlupita:

Michaela DePrince

When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.

For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.

When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.

The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”

Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.

ryanishka:

bunheadforever:

tinykitty98:

russianpointegirl:

bunheadforever:

gisellemadnessscene:

bunheadforever:

balletomanegirl:

pas-d-elevation:

bunheadforever:

Genia in rehearsal for swan lake vs performance 💕💕

THIS is exactly what I’ve been waiting for!!! 💕

FOREVER reblog!!!

PERFECT POST

Awwww I love you guys💕💕

I’ve been waiting for this my entire life!

Wow😄😘 what other videos do you guys wanna see?

everything you have, apparently!

Very beautiful but no where NEAR Marianela, whos Odette variation video was taken off youtube ):

Nela is great too! I love both nela and Genia but Dianichka comes first. Now I’m not making this a “who’s better” ballet comp since I don’t believe in that stuff but Diana is the queen, we’ve established that 😘

DIANICHKA is always queen, this is true

but let me point out for just a second that GENIA DOES THE NINA THING FROM BLACK SWAN WHERE SHE WEARS LIGHT COLORS FOR ODETTE AND BLACK FOR ODILE WHEN REHEARSING

dysphoricsylph:

Ivan Vasiliev in Spartacus. I think his performance in this is one of the best (both physically and emotionally), but I couldn’t help but gif his 11 pirouettes ;D.

dysphoricsylph:

Ivan Vasiliev in Spartacus. I think his performance in this is one of the best (both physically and emotionally), but I couldn’t help but gif his 11 pirouettes ;D.

pas-d-elevation:

I think I broke my door when I tried to break in my pointe shoes… I can’t close it now.