Ballet Dancers 💃🏼 Who Are Talented AF ✨ ...

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To anyone who's ever wondered why ballet isn't an Olympic sport, I hear you.

It's all about grace and elegance, but it's also about control, perfection, and athleticism, all at the same time.

Ballet is hard work, ballet is gorgeous, and ballerinas?

They're kick-ass and oh-so-awesome.

Here are a few photos from "The Art of Movement" featuring dancers from New York City who are just talented AF.

1. Splits

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This is grace, with so much athleticism, too.

2. Floral

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For some reason, this position reminds me of a clock.

3. Just Perfect

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4. Full Stop

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Just stop and stare.

5. Control

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This right here is what total control of your body looks like.

6. A Dream

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7. Airborne

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8. Kick?

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9. The Arch

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Her back is perfectly arched.

It's mesmerizing, isn't it?

10. In the Clouds

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She reminds me of the clouds you see from an airplane window.

11. On Her Toes

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It blows my mind -- she's supporting all of her weight, with such grace, on her toes.

Her tip toes!

HOW?

12. Hovering

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She looks like she's hovering, weightless, effortless.2

13. Perfect

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14. A Bird

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She looks like a bird in flight, doesn't she?

15. Mermaid

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This is what a mermaid looks like.

16. March

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Again, HOW?

How?

17. Misty

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She's a miracle, a wonder, pure perfection.

18. Superlatives

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All of the superlatives you know or imagine, right here.2

19. Fly

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This is what flying feels like in my dreams.

Are you a ballerina?

Which of these photos do you love best?

Which would you hang on your wall?

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