Ballet Instagram Has Ruined Me

Their lives are more beautiful than yours.

Roberto Bolle dancer
Instagram (@robertobolle)

I have a new vice, and it’s not junk food or chain-smoking — it’s staring at beautifully lit images of human bodies soaring through the air. If you like your Instagram feed to be a place of inspiration, look no further than the professional ballet community. Dancers’ accounts feature an array of breathtaking, mind-boggling photos of their craft, as well as your standard host of social media-style pictures of their ridiculously beautiful bodies partaking in everyday activities like going for a swim or hanging out with friends on a nice day. (Why do amazing muscles and perfect posture suddenly make normal life look art-directed?)

Yes, I know all those stunning moves are so much harder than they look, but isn’t that fabulous presentation half the fun? I’m lost in a dreamland rabbit hole and can’t stop scrolling through their gorgeous lives. Follow these ballet-focused Instagram accounts to turn your I into an instant vision board!

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2@RobertoBolle

#Carmen. #RolandPetit @nicolettamanni #lucianoRomano #TermediCaracalla #BolleTour2015 💥

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Roberto Bolle, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre 

3@MistyOnPointe

@henryleutwyler

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Misty Copeland, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

4@MissyBallet88

Pre show with @robertabailarina by @_xander ! #verdensballetten#møllerup#melissahamilton#robertamarquez#ballet#blackandwhite

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Melissa Hamilton, First Soloist with The Royal Ballet

5@BalletBeautiful

Dancing through a dream ✨👯 #BalletBeautiful

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Mary Helen Bowers, New York City Ballet alum & Founder of Ballet Beautiful Fitness

6@AlvinAiley


Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, a company founded by choreographer Alvin Ailey

7@BallerinaProject_

The Ballerina Project, a photography series featuring ballerinas making art in everyday locations

8@JulieKentOfficial

Julie Kent, recently retired Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre 

9@TanYuanyuanSF

#Raku #SFB #program 1 #flying #high #loveBallet #emotional @sfballet

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Yuan Yuan Tan, Principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet

10@Aurelie__Dupont

Aurélie Dupont, Étoile with the Paris Opera Ballet

11@MarthaGrahamDance


Martha Graham Dance Company, founded by choreographer Martha Graham

12@MarianelaNunezOfficial

Ultimo destino #SantiagodelEstero de esta gira con gente maravillosa Gracias a todos #feliz #agradecida 💗🌟 @aja.andro

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Marianela Núñez, Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet

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