ballet

  • Mary Helen Bowers's brilliant ballerina tip for making your legs look longer (with tights)

    After studying and performing ballet, Bowers launched a fitness method based on her art. She just released a book, her second, and shares a few style tips with Yahoo Lifestyle.

  • Chrissy Teigen tries to live her ballerina dreams and it goes about how you'd expect

    Chrissy Teigen, with the help of husband John Legend, attempts a spin on toe shoes and then ... watch for yourself

  • This Ballet Dancer Saved a Man From Oncoming Train

    Talk about a heroic performance!

  • Ballerina’s First Pitch May Prove Baseball and Tutus Don’t Mix

    At a New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals game this weekend, the first pitch was thrown by dancer Maki Onuki from the Washington Ballet.

  • Ballerina Lashes Out at Lack of Body Positivity in the Dance World

    The dance world hasn’t been very welcoming to diverse body types. A professional dancer in New York is striking back on social media.

  • Watch the ‘Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Ballet Class’ Video That Has Over 10 Million Views!

    The Philadelphia Dance Center invited their students’ fathers to partake in a ballet class with their daughters on Valentine’s Day, and the results left the Internet in stitches. Videos posted on the dance school’s Facebook page show the dads — some even wearing tutus — pliéing and leaping across the floor with varying degrees of success. The hilarious yet heartwarming videos of the men trying to keep up with their daughters to Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” collectively racked up over 25 million views in the following days.

  • Misty Copeland’s Fans Think This Image of Her Is Photoshopped More Than She Says

    Some of Misty Copeland’s fans are none too pleased with an image the dancer posted to her Instagram page two days ago, which they say appears to be Photoshopped. 

  • Abby Lee Miller of ‘Dance Moms’ Is Not a Fan of Kendall Jenner’s Dance Moves

    Kendall Jenner channeled her inner ballerina for a Vogue Spain shoot, but Abby Lee Miller of "Dance Moms" and others weren’t thrilled with Jenner's moves.

  • Ballet’s Bad Boy Becomes Subject for New Documentary

    Ballet’s “bad boy” Sergei Polunin is the subject of a new documentary called "Dancer," which debuts in theaters Sept. 16. Polunin, who served as a principal dancer at the British Royal Ballet when he was only 19, has had a tumultuous career, which the film highlights.

  • This Plus-Size Ballerina Defies All Ballet Stereotypes

    Frostine Shake is one badass ballerina.

  • Professional Ballet Dancers Are Beautiful Off-Stage, Too

    Somehow dancers make pirouettes and grand jetés on the stage look effortless.

  • 5 Workout Outfits to Kick-Start Your 2016 Workouts in Style

    For a large percentage of the population, a new year means new resolutions. From eating right to working out, these personal promises often involve an element of improving one’s health and wellbeing—so why not work towards your goals in an amazing outfit? Whether you’re planning to perfect Serena Williams’s backhanded serve, or are striving to plié as poised as Misty Copeland, here a five workout-worthy outfits that’ll have you sweating in style. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day

  • How Cuba Produces Some of the Best Ballet Dancers in the World

    Recent graduates of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba School performing at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana in February 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • See the Dress SJP Practically Begged to Wear to the NYC Ballet Gala

    Few things are better than when fashion and ballet collide, and such was the case at New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala on Wednesday night. The Cartier-sponsored event celebrated fashion designers who create costumes for the ballet, like Zuhair Murad, Peter Copping of Oscar de la Renta, Hanako Maeda of Adeam, Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony, and Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of Marques’ Almeida. Many of those same designers sparkled on the red carpet, with Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson, and Julia Restoin Roitfeld showing off their most theatrical, fashion-forward designs. In fact, SJP was so enthralled by Zuhair Murad’s smoky-gray, glittering gown when she saw it on the designer’s couture runway, she personally wrote him a letter asking to wear it to the event.

  •  3 Super-Effective Moves for Tight, Toned Ballerina Abs

    When it comes to cultivating long, lean muscles, Mary Helen Bowers is your girl. In this second installment in the series (watch above!), Bowers shows us three moves for tight, toned abs that’ll improve your posture, whittle your waist, and help you feel strong and confident in any summer outfit.

  • 3 Ballerina-Favorite Moves for Tight, Toned, Tank-Top Arms

    Get immediate-arm-gratification from Mary Helen Bowers, the ballerina-turned-celebrity-trainer responsible for the toned bodies of just about the entire Victoria’s Secret catalog.(Video: Yahoo Health) When it comes to cultivating long, lean muscles, Mary Helen Bowers is your girl. She’s the ballerina-turned-celebrity-trainer responsible for turning Natalie Portman into an Oscar-winning dancer for Black Swan, and toning her many celebrity clients (think: Zooey Deschanel, Liv Tyler and just about the entire cast of the Victoria’s Secret catalog). Now, she’s sharing her cult-favorite moves with Yahoo Health in a summer video series.