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22 Celebrities Who Wanted To Be Ballerinas

Excuse me, are you a ballerina? Cuz, girl, you're en pointe.

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1. Audrey Hepburn studied under one of the leading figures of Dutch ballet, but her height and poor nutrition during WWII prevented her from pursuing ballet.

Hepburn put her training to use in 1952's Secret People, her first significant role before she won the Oscar for Roman Holiday.


8. Mia Wasikowska started ballet at age nine and was dancing 35 hours a week before turning to acting.

She later spoke of her decision to change courses, stating, "dance is about perfection" and films inspired her because of "the imperfections they showed in people" and how that felt more interesting to pursue.


9. Summer Glau started dancing at age 5 and said it "soon became her life." She did ballet professionally until a foot injury led her to acting at age 19.

In a guest role as a ballerina on the series Angel, she caught director Joss Whedon's eye, who then cast her as River Tam in his series Firefly.

12. Sarah Jessica Parker studied at the American Ballet Theater in the '70s. Before she was Carrie Bradshaw of SATC, she was Janey Glenn of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

She also developed, produced, and narrated a docuseries called City.Ballet in 2013.


13. Zoe Saldana studied at the ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy but quit ballet to find her voice in acting.

She broke out in 2000's dance film Center Stage, still a cult favorite of dance kids everywhere, and has been unstoppable since. It looks like Zoe found her voice.


20. Megan Mullally studied at the School of American Ballet in New York and was once a soloist dancer for the Oklahoma City Ballet before getting involved with acting.

She hilariously auditioned for Dancing With The Stars on her now defunct talk show. No, but seriously, why hasn't she been on Dancing With The Stars