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Alya

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Sorry to drag this thread from the dead, but an update on some of the graduates:
  • Maria Bulanova: Mariinsky
  • Daria Ionova: Mariinsky
  • Anastasia Nuykina: Mariinsky
  • Maria Khoreva: Mariinsky
I know Daria Ionova has a thread on here and maybe Maria Khoreva too?
Here's all four of them looking lovely after the Nijinsky Gala
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I'm glad for the resurrection, @Alya - I've always enjoyed this thread, but been a little intimidated about joining in as I feel like an imposter (my relationship with ballet is at the bottom in a self-indulgent ramble). I figured I'd post this here, it's a very good documentary and features a lot of Diana Vishneva, who I adore:


More Diana:



She's an icon of grace and makes extreme effort look completely effortless.

Ballet is an important part of my life, although I'm not training. My Mother was a Vaganova girl, but went to London in the 70s. She was desperate for me to go (apparently I have the physical requirements for the method, hypermobility and my turnout is naturally at 180 - so you can imagine her muttering and ranting 'could've been such a beautiful dancer'), but my Father wouldn't let her send me.
Regardless of that, I was brought up with a sincere respect for the discipline (and enjoyment for the personal stories involving Nureyev ;]) and above most ways of life it's one I'm most enthusiastic about - you can imagine what it was like growing up with my Mother, right? I wouldn't change it for anything, it's a perspective unlike any other.
 
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Maria Khoreva has already been promoted to first soloist, which is crazy given she joined the company just a few months ago. Here's a recent interview with here that some of you might find interesting. I know some here used to be dancers and has to stop due to injury (17:48 to 18:18 particularly hit home for me) and it shows the passion that goes into their work

Her, Anastasia Nuykina, and Daria Ionova looking goregous in NYC this past week


 

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Can we take a moment to appreciate this nonchalant back and rib cage flex?

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Resurrecting this thread because it’s absolutely incredible :luv: Ballet dancers are some of my absolute favourite thinspirations, I admire their dedication to their craft and appreciation for the skinny aesthetic so so much.



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Ik she’s been shared here before, but Mara Chok is one of my ultimate favourites, she’s so perfect :bow:
 
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Hello hello! This thread is not very active anymore but I’ll try to keep it alive.
malika_ballet from instagram (her name is Malika but I’m not sure about her surname)
She’s a student of Bolshoi Ballet Academy, she’s quickly becoming one of my favourites. Her body is absolutely gorgeous so tall, skinny and flexible. Also her feet are to die for.
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Hello hello! This thread is not very active anymore but I’ll try to keep it alive.
malika_ballet from instagram (her name is Malika but I’m not sure about her surname)
She’s a student of Bolshoi Ballet Academy, she’s quickly becoming one of my favourites. Her body is absolutely gorgeous so tall, skinny and flexible. Also her feet are to die for.
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Also Yana Cherepanova gets better and better everyday. She’s going to be a star one day.
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I know younger girls have previously been posted in this thread, but the posts were more to appreciate their to dedication to ballet rather than their bodies.
I don't know about you, but I think seeing kids as thinspo is a little messed up...(and unattainable seeing as they've barely hit puberty?)
These girls can't be any older than 14?
 

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I know younger girls have previously been posted in this thread, but the posts were more to appreciate their to dedication to ballet rather than their bodies.
I don't know about you, but I think seeing kids as thinspo is a little messed up...(and unattainable seeing as they've barely hit puberty?)
These girls can't be any older than 14?
I believe they’re both around 15. Definitely older than 14. Also I admire their dedication and work ethic. I did not post them as thinspo, I posted because they’re flexible, have great turnout and feet. All ballet students from Vaganova and Bolshoi are skinny. What makes them special is their ballet body.
 

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I believe they’re both around 15. Definitely older than 14. Also I admire their dedication and work ethic. I did not post them as thinspo, I posted because they’re flexible, have great turnout and feet. All ballet students from Vaganova and Bolshoi are skinny. What makes them special is their ballet body.
Forgive me if I assumed their ages incorrectly, they look a lot younger than 15; but 15 is still only a year over 14 is it not?
In my eyes, 15's a year too young for SG.
I did not post them as thinspo
Your wording implies otherwise:
Her body is absolutely gorgeous so tall, skinny and flexible.
 

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Forgive me if I assumed their ages incorrectly, they look a lot younger than 15; but 15 is still only a year over 14 is it not?
In my eyes, 15's a year too young for SG.

Your wording implies otherwise:
I am sorry if my wording made it sound bad. I used to dance professionally and when I look at a ballet student I look at them from a dancer’s point of view. I check their ballet abilities like turnout, feet, how long their legs are... Yes I did use the word skinny but I also said that she’s tall and flexible. All three are important for ballet. I’m not sure about how to edit posts but if it’s possible I’ll either delete these or not talk about their weights.
 

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I am sorry if my wording made it sound bad. I used to dance professionally and when I look at a ballet student I look at them from a dancer’s point of view. I check their ballet abilities like turnout, feet, how long their legs are... Yes I did use the word skinny but I also said that she’s tall and flexible. All three are important for ballet. I’m not sure about how to edit posts but if it’s possible I’ll either delete these or not talk about their weights.
That's OK, I can see where you're coming from- it's easy to interpret messages differently online.
 

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Anna Shishanova. She graduated this year. Good technique, beautiful body, resilience. I was afraid that her injury would hold her back but she recovered well.
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