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sirobe:

Ballerina Aesha Ash was recommended to leave the corps of the New York City Ballet because the master in chief basically said she had accomplished all she could as a Black dancer.  After the decision to leave, Ash joined Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, a company based in San Francisco, where she soared.  Ash has been featured in Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine, New York Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.  She also started a blog, The Black Swan Diaries, for all those following in her footsteps to learn from her story as well as other Black dancers that share their experiences.
If you recognize her slender and poise physique, it’s because she was also the dance double for Zoe Saldana in Center Stage.

sirobe:

Ballerina Aesha Ash was recommended to leave the corps of the New York City Ballet because the master in chief basically said she had accomplished all she could as a Black dancer.  After the decision to leave, Ash joined Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, a company based in San Francisco, where she soared.  Ash has been featured in Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine, New York Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.  She also started a blog, The Black Swan Diaries, for all those following in her footsteps to learn from her story as well as other Black dancers that share their experiences.

If you recognize her slender and poise physique, it’s because she was also the dance double for Zoe Saldana in Center Stage.

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noelduan:

As the third African-American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre and a dancer in a Prince video, Misty Copeland is my favorite ballerina in the world.
P.S. She didn’t start dancing until she was 13.

noelduan:

As the third African-American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre and a dancer in a Prince video, Misty Copeland is my favorite ballerina in the world.

P.S. She didn’t start dancing until she was 13.

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femmedelascaux:

thesavagesalad:

fluxcapacitoppar:

ulreika:

baracudaboy:

softcastle-mccormick:

ajayne:

Get it, girl! <3
ellierantsforever:

poemsofthedead:

There are not enough portrayals of thick ballet dancers. This makes me very very happy.

this is awesome.


There are no thick ballet dancers because it’s not true to the art form, which sounds terrible and harsh, but…

> ” it’s not true to the art form”
bitch, u crazy.

actually i can see this being legit. Can you imagine them going into a pirouette or doing a graceful swan hop and not crushing the shit out of their ankles? If it did have a true art form the dancers would have a taste for pain and a short career in mind. 

that happens already doesn’t it? like for the ideal tiny thin dancers. it’s super harsh on anyone i would assume. and i can understand people who are lifted are at an advantage if they’re both short and light, but can’t they…write new ballet pieces that aren’t “classics” that don’t require women to be tiny and ethereal etc? 

reblogging for that main picture because if we’re gonna talk about dancing and fat people I am taking you all to the next Bihu festival and you all can shut the fuck up on the fat shaming when you see those gloriously fat aunties dance.
Also that’s “true to the artform” shit is actually terrible and harsh and needs to go.

Also you can look at images of ballet dancers before, say, the 60’s, and see a wide range of body types, even at performance-level. The emphasis on extraordinary thinness is super recent in ballet. So okay blah blah the art form whatever, lady.

femmedelascaux:

thesavagesalad:

fluxcapacitoppar:

ulreika:

baracudaboy:

softcastle-mccormick:

ajayne:

Get it, girl! <3

ellierantsforever:

poemsofthedead:

There are not enough portrayals of thick ballet dancers. This makes me very very happy.

this is awesome.

There are no thick ballet dancers because it’s not true to the art form, which sounds terrible and harsh, but…

> ” it’s not true to the art form”

bitch, u crazy.

actually i can see this being legit. Can you imagine them going into a pirouette or doing a graceful swan hop and not crushing the shit out of their ankles? If it did have a true art form the dancers would have a taste for pain and a short career in mind. 

that happens already doesn’t it? like for the ideal tiny thin dancers. it’s super harsh on anyone i would assume. and i can understand people who are lifted are at an advantage if they’re both short and light, but can’t they…write new ballet pieces that aren’t “classics” that don’t require women to be tiny and ethereal etc? 

reblogging for that main picture because if we’re gonna talk about dancing and fat people I am taking you all to the next Bihu festival and you all can shut the fuck up on the fat shaming when you see those gloriously fat aunties dance.

Also that’s “true to the artform” shit is actually terrible and harsh and needs to go.

Also you can look at images of ballet dancers before, say, the 60’s, and see a wide range of body types, even at performance-level. The emphasis on extraordinary thinness is super recent in ballet. So okay blah blah the art form whatever, lady.

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kamidancerchic
kamidancerchic:

~Misty Copeland

kamidancerchic:

~Misty Copeland

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thechanelmuse


Misty Copeland — the first African ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland — the first African ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre

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kyssthis16:

tsarinaa:

this girl is amazing.

Too cool wit’ it. I ain’t even mad!

kyssthis16:

tsarinaa:

this girl is amazing.

Too cool wit’ it. I ain’t even mad!