Fitness Secrets from the New York City Ballet

Featured Article, Fitness
on November 13, 2014

Ballerinas are widely known for having enviable bodies—the lithe lean legs; the toned arms; the impossibly slim waists. But for as graceful as they may look, ballerinas are hella-strong. In the video below, the NYC Ballet Company Dancers share their individual secrets for staying in tip-top shape and managing their health outside of the dance studio. As one dancer aptly puts it, “Our bodies are our canvases…our sweat is our oil and paintbrush.” As we watch the dancers shake, tremble and sweat, one thing becomes clear: Being a ballerina ain’t easy.