Ballerinas as Athletes


I'm in love with this new video from Under Armour featuring ballerina Misty Copeland. It's rare to see dancers featured in sports advertising. They don't play on a team and frequently are unable to wear branded clothing, what with needing to wear costumes for performances. That said, they are definitely athletes.

I did ballet for nearly fourteen years and can guarantee it is one of the hardest things I ever did. Getting my first pair of pointe shoes was one of my proudest life achievements. I destroyed my toes, ankles, knees and hips. I would also do it all over again if I had the chance.

Just look at her calf muscles! I keep toying around with the idea of taking some ballet classes again. I definitely want those shorts if I do.