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This Plus-Size Ballerina Proves That Every Body Is A Dancer's Body

Putting the ~baller~ in ballerina.

Meet Frostine Shake, a 30-year-old makeup artist and model based in Austin, Texas.

Frostine is also a classically trained ballerina.

When she was a teenager, Frostine quit ballet because of the pressure she felt to be thin.

When she turned 18, Frostine discovered burlesque.

But when she started performing, she found herself incorporating ballet into her acts.

"I like the structure and discipline that it takes to perform ballet," she said.

Her advice to young ballerinas: If you love it, stick with it, but it's OK if your interests change, too.

"Dance makes my body feel alive, and I try my best to do the art form justice — this includes loving my body."

You go, girl.

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