Center Stage was both a fantasy and a nightmare.
You've got talent!
Lights, camera, dance!
Dancing and food? Count me in!
If your score is on point, your life is on pointe!
And a 5, 6, 7, 8!
Time to raise the barre.
"I'm in total awe of this. At this point in my pregnancy my husband had to help me groom in the shower."
Las consecuencias de un año de #MeToo nos llevan a preguntarnos cómo puede el ballet convertirse en algo menos dañino para las mujeres y sus cuerpos, y quién debe involucrarse para llevar a cabo esos cambios.
The fallout from a year of #MeToo forces us to ask how ballet can become less damaging to women and their bodies, and who needs to be included to make that change.
I'm sure you're dying to avocad-know.
With a baby in his arms, no less!
And look at how thin her clothes were!
Plié, plié, and grand plié.
The Brooklyn Ballet is literally dancing in the streets.
It's not exactly on pointe.
Five women take on the challenge of training like professional dancers for a month under the guidance of choreographer Robert Gilstrap and Beyonce’s backup dancer Jermeel Hewitt.
"I do expect that I am about to be in for a world of pain."
After going public with allegations against her instructor, ballerina Lissa Curtis was unwittingly —and uncomfortably — thrust into the role of a spokesperson for sexual assault survivors. What her struggles offstage reveal about coming forward in 2016.
"Ballet dancers don't train 7+ hours a day, 7 days a week, to be represented by Kendall Jenner and her dodgy feet."
As we try to make sense of this week, we look back at 10 photo essays about activists, athletes, inmates, and refugees.
"Ballet" is only one letter away from "baller". (H/t Homegrown)
Il faut beaucoup de force pour avoir l'air aussi délicat.
It takes a lot of strength to look this delicate.
"All the happiness came out on her jacket."
«Ce que j'ai vu, c'est la force de plusieurs femmes en train de faire quelque chose qu'elles aiment. La façon dont elles dansent montre qu'elles font du ballet», a dit un internaute sous la vidéo vue plus de 3 millions de fois.
Glitter. So much glitter.
Because peach is not nude for ~everyone~.
"Attempting to change the mind and shape of dancers."
Putting the ~baller~ in ballerina.
And on to 2nd position...and bounce.
Pointe shoes and puppies. OMG.
BALLET. BEAUTY. BADASS LADY.
Le photographe Rick Guest veut montrer «le sacrifice nécessaire» des danseurs professionnels.
Photographer Rick Guest lays bare the hidden strengths of professional dance.
Definitely the most productive way to deal with a layover.
"I want to be taut like a string."
Fifteen years after his performance as Charlie in the beloved ballet drama, Sascha Radetsky is taking audiences behind the red curtain once more with Starz’s gritty Flesh and Bone.
After 14 years in soloist purgatory and two years of frustrating injuries, Stella Abrera became the first Filipina-American principal dancer in the history of American Ballet Theatre. And she's just getting started.
"It's kind of disappointing to have one's career peak in your mid-twenties and have it be a downhill slide since," the star of 10 Things I Hate About You, Drive Me Crazy, and Center Stage tells BuzzFeed News.
Straight Outta Conservatory.
God bless you, Roberto Bolle. God bless the male body and also tights.
La ballerine est devenue la première danseuse étoile noire de l'American Ballet Theatre de New York.
The 32-year-old ballerina has been with the dance company since 2000.
The ballerina has finally been promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre.
"This will decimate an entire generation of independent artists."
Arabesque! That's a good boy.
Fifteen years later, it still looks like Jody Sawyer made the right choice.
"Is it just like Center Stage?!"
Without them in your life, what's the pointe?
♫ Livin' on the dance floor ♫
*Peels off tights* Ahhhhh.
Bonus: The video features Sergei Polunin, also known as the "bad boy of ballet."
Dance! Dance! Dance!
Would pay all the money to see a pug ballet, TBQH.
Featuring drunk dudes talking about their cats, a baby flexing, and dogs eating peanut butter in slow motion.
An awesome reminder to dance to the beat of your own drum... or in this case, piano.
Un nouveau documentaire montre les rouages d'une célèbre usine située à Londres.
A new documentary shows the inner workings of a famous London-based factory.
Let's take it back to the barre.
According to Kiesza.
Ballet 422, a documentary about the New York City Ballet, proves that many parts of the beloved film Center Stage were quite accurate.
Whatever you feel, just dance it!
Excuse me, are you a ballerina? Cuz, girl, you're en pointe.
Quincy and Gracie Latkovski both love dancing. And the fact that Gracie has cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis isn't going to stop them...
No excuses, shimmy like a champ.
His name is Gaston, and now you love him. It's that simple.
Time to tap into your undiscovered genius.
Zang Toi's show was called "Ballet Babe," and that's exactly what happened.
This mesmerizing video is an art project by Javier Pérez.
"There’s something romantic that comes from placing a dancer in these surroundings."
Bravo, the male form. Bravo, men's tights.
Was there a law that every recital costume had to have sequins?
Ballet is totally metal.
So, where did the pupils of "ABA" wind up — stage, screen, or none of the above?
Looking to upgrade your moves? Your favorite worst-slash-best dance movie has all the answers.
The gruesome attack on artistic director Sergei Filin is the latest in a series of scandals surrounding the world-famous Russian ballet company.
It's exactly what you think the show is about. I think.
She's going to vegas! Okay, so her mother is going to vegas, but they should put this little girl through to the next round for extreme cuteness.
Legendary choreographer Pina Bausch died unexpectedly only 2 days before filming of PINA was set to begin in 2009, but through their grief her dancers created this loving tribute to Pina's incredible life and work. The 3D film has quietly begun trickling into U.S. theaters with hopes for wider release in 2012.
Just wait until the next video where the chipmunk goes all "Black Swan"