Stuff No One Tells You About Being a Professional Ballet Dancer Ep.2: Toxic Thinness Culture

I put this off for the last two years because I do not want one single dancer who watches this to feel pressure to conform to this toxic culture that is currently prevalent in the ballet world. This topic is so vast, and I did my very best to present an overview of what goes on in professional ballet companies while also providing constructive solutions. Please watch until the end (you can watch it on 1.25 speed if you’re short on time!) so that you can participate in the 5 action steps I outlined to free yourself from never feeling thin enough, and start creating change in your company or studio. If you want to skip ahead to the action steps, skim to 25:25 I would especially LOVE it if you participate in #5!! Here’s what you’ll need to do: Post a picture of yourself on either Instagram

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