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.
The Ballerina Project has done a fabulous job illustrating these points, and we applaud the artist, Dane Shitagi, for doing such an amazing job displaying the soul of a dancer!
If you haven’t had the pleasure of The Ballerina Project yet, click here. Or read on to find out why ballerinas have true “MAS Appeal”…