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.

 

I don’t agree with the extreme technique that the competitions develop these days. I think it turns dancers into robots, which is not pretty to watch. I am definitely a believer in artistry over tricks. The artistry will last longer, and you can develop it over decades. Tricks will come and go; one day you won’t be able to do them. After a while they’re kind of boring. With artistry, something new always happens. It’s creating a story and using your imagination on­stage. There is no imagination in tricks whatsoever.

Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet (via danceindawnlight)

balletomanegirl:

eligalo:

If any ballerina from nowadays were into this picture, she would look just out of context and as a starving child. Ballet’s physical history is very interesting.
Bolshoi girls.

Sometimes I ask myself why ballerinas from the past were fatter than ballerinas from nowadays. They weren’t fat but surely fatter than the ballerinas we see today… and we also have much more snacks and junk food nowadays than the people from the past…

balletomanegirl:

eligalo:

If any ballerina from nowadays were into this picture, she would look just out of context and as a starving child. Ballet’s physical history is very interesting.

Bolshoi girls.

Sometimes I ask myself why ballerinas from the past were fatter than ballerinas from nowadays. They weren’t fat but surely fatter than the ballerinas we see today… and we also have much more snacks and junk food nowadays than the people from the past…

ryanishka:

I AM LAUGHING SO FUCKING HARD RIGHT NOW THERE IS AN EHOW ARTICLE ON HOW TO DO A PENCHE AND THIS IS THE PICTURE  photo 8597CD31-E0F8-417B-B352-BB904275585E_zpswkxsjy1c.jpg

CLICK THE LINK OK JUST DO IT I AM CRYING

onwednesdaywewearblack:

Vaganova Ballet Academy’s graduation exam, April 9th, 2014, with Ksenia Zhiganshina and other talented students

Do you have a ballet themed tumblr?

balletomanegirl:

jabberwockeyslayer:

 I would like to follow every ballet tumblr under the sun so please may you reblog this so I can find each and everyone of you amazing people?????????????!?!??

thank you! 

xxxxx

Hi here I am! :)

thenextfamous:

If you do not have baby Vishneva on your dash, then you need to reevaluate your life.

thelifeofaballerina:

bunheadforever:

dysphoricsylph:

Diana Vishneva whilst at the Vaganova academy. Possibly 1994, but I’m not 100%.

My dianinkaaaa

I’m like 1/593729482829 of this amount of flexible

What Not to Say in Front of Ballet Dancers

ryanishka:

almost-giselle:

passionatedancing:

 ”__________ has such a horrible technique/has no emotion!”

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"Ballet isn’t an art."

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"Oh! I know so much about ballet blablablabla." and the said person just knows the words tutu and Swan Lake

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"Your boobs are really small and etcetcetc." body judgements

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"You’re a guy and you do ballet? Are you gay?"

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"Can you stand on your toes"

"Can you do the splits?"

"Isn’t it distracting to see men in tights?"