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The life of a Professional Ballerina

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Becoming a professional ballerina is a challenging and demanding process that requires years of consistent practice and dedication. It is essential to have a healthy and balanced diet that provides the body with the essential nutrients and energy needed for long, vigorous rehearsals and performances. A professional ballerina typically practices at least 6-8 hours a day 6 days a week, to keep their body agile and strong. This includes regular ballet lessons, pointe lessons, stretching & conditioning routine and lastly rehearsals for upcoming productions. Professional Ballerinas may also need to take regular classes in things such as pointe and solo variations.

It does not stop with that, the more you participate in various performances, the more your confidence will grow. Professional ballerinas, in particular, are renowned for their self-assurance, and this is something which develops and increases over time with the number of rehearsal hours and performances they do. Indeed, as a performer gains experience and practice, they learn to trust their skills and understand the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and outlook. This, in turn, helps to build confidence and provides the necessary tools for a successful career in the performing arts. Furthermore, having a supportive network of family, friends, and colleagues can go a long way to boost a performer’s confidence, allowing them to take risks and push their own boundaries.

Lastly, it is important to remain mentally and emotionally resilient when facing the physical and artistic demands of a career in ballet.

In Picture: Euclícia Queiroz (Ballerina & Yoga Coach, Brazil)

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