A woman walks into a room. Heads turn to stare. She radiates poise… ease… confidence. Her feet are endless, feet slightly turned out. Her arms are quietly chiseled. She has perfect posture. She seems to glide across the floor without any visible effort. She is, without a doubt, a ballerina.
A ballerina’s aesthetic appeal is perhaps the most recognizable of all sports. To the untrained eye, she might appear waif-ish, fragile, or weak. She has been referred to as “ethereal” by many a male choreographer. On the contrary, ballerinas have more strength and stamina than many professional athletes. Some of them can jump as high as basketball players, but the difference is that a ballerina must hold a beautiful position while launching her body through the air, spinning around and landing on one leg. It is her job to make it look easy.