Merce and Mylee are on their way to breaking the Internet — and they’re only 9 years old. The two kids, who playfully call themselves boyfriend and girlfriend, were pictured tearfully hugging each other in a tweet posted on Monday evening.
Shake blends burlesque and ballet in her body-positive dance [Photo: Instagram/FrostineShake] Frostine Shake is an inspiration to anyone who’s dreamed of a career in dance and been made to feel like they didn’t fit the mould in terms of body shape. The plus-size model and makeup artist hails from Texas and she’s also a dancer - blending her classic ballet training with burlesque to express herself and explore her body in a positive way. Shake told BuzzFeed how she quit her childhood ballet lessons due to the pressure she felt to conform to an unachievable body shape.
Recent graduates of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba School performing at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana in February 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)
Photo: Paul B. Goode Paul Taylor Dance Company is a contemporary dance company founded in 1954. Paul Taylor, the founder of the company, has been regarded as one of the most avant-garde choreographers of the 20th century, whose work has explored such topics like war, rape, and religious zealotry. As a new season opens at the Lincoln Center on Friday, we sat down with Michael Trusnovec, the company’s most senior member, who has been dancing with Paul Taylor for close to twenty years. Michael Trusnovec: When I was growing up, my sister used to take dance lessons.
@balletbeautiful/Instagram Like Miley Cyrus is to Moschino’s Jeremy Scott, or Kim Kardashian to Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, runway models and fashion editors flock to Ballet Beautiful’s Mary Helen Bowers. The professional ballerina has developed such a loyal following of tightly toned, Celine-clad bodies, that she’s followed the pack to Paris. Bowers was a member of the prestigious New York City Ballet for 10 years (she started when she was 16), before becoming famous for transforming Natalie Portman’s body for the actress’ Oscar-winning role in Black Swan in 2010. @balletbeautiful/Instagram Bowers is the force behind Natalie Portman’s perfect pirouettes in Black Swan.