It's no surprise that Instagram (more than any other social media channel) has become laden with amazing dance photos and dancer accounts that give us all a beautifully filtered glimpse into the daily lives, rehearsals and backstage prep of our favorite dancers. It is, after all, a visual art-form, filled with beautiful people, gorgeous costumes and a myriad of opportunities to create a magical shot.
Here are 10 Dance-Photography, Dancer, or Company accounts that are gonna blow up your feed with beauty...
I'll be honest - This account may make you blush! Roberto Bolle is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and looks like he was cut from marble. His Instagram feed was recently featured on BuzzFeed and for good reason. It's brimming with gorgeous photos, curtain calls, performance clips and rehearsal shots (hello stretching sessions) that would make anyone and everyone fall in love with this gorgeous man! Plus, I think he bares a strong resemblance to Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid.
I got hooked on The Australian Ballet's Instagram feed when working to promote a show they had last year at The Music Center in LA. And, just like every other facet of this company, it's amazing. I am such a fan of all things Australian Ballet - The dancers, the rep, the marketing and well, everything. Follow along and get your daily dose of Aussie Ballet goodness. You can thank me later.
This may be one of the most beautiful feeds on the list and it's curated by NYCB soloist Craig Hall. Craig artistically captures moments of his daily life as a dancer with one of the world's most famous companies, including interesting angles of rehearsals and fellow commuters on the subway. In short, this is ballet photography at it's finest. Swoon!
The current artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and founder and director of LA Dance Project's feed isn't life changing, BUT it does has photos like the one above.... I mean, who else can capture a dance shot in such an amazing and iconic space? Worth a follow.
The Ballet West first Soloist's account is as light-hearted as it its pretty. It's the perfect daily feed for ballet lovers at all levels. She also has a great blog filled with great info for aspiring dancers!
interview her for a live-stream chat last year and ever since I've been following her instagram. Through it, she displays an honest portrayal of her life as a dancer, filtered with positivity and optimism that is genuinely inspiring!
New York City Ballet dancers in a sort of "casting polaroid style" that's at once disarming and kitsch. It's a good feed.
Sara Mearns shares life as a principal dancer at NYCB on Instagram through a filter of friendship and accessibility. Her feed makes me smile almost everyday and gives yet another perspective inside this prestigious company... (noticing a NYCB pattern here?) From backstage shenanigans to shots with her students, to her friends and her dogs, following her Instagram feed is like being invited to be her BFF.
Last, but definitely not least, Megan Fairchild (another NYCB principal) has an Instagram account that will make you swear all ballerinas are down to earth. This ballerina turned Broadway star shares backstage photos from her various shows, inside peaks at her totally normal home-life and some of the best #TBT dance photos ever. If you've been following my blog you may know I am a total fan of Megan's and her Instagram feed is just further proof that she is just an all around cool person.