Social Media Went Behind the Scenes With Ballerinas
To the average person, the life of a ballerina is somewhat of a glamorous mystery. The goal of a dancer is to make extremely hard work absolutely effortless, but sometimes seeing the effort behind the art is just as captivating. Social media in 2015 was flooded with images of dancers in "normal" environments, and photos like the ones from photographer Kenneth Edwards made ballet more relatable yet no less awe-inspiring. Some dancers have been sharing their personal journeys on social media as well — the Instagram account of Juilliard student Mikaela Kelly is a unique and personal look into her life as a dancer. Juliet Doherty is another incredible dancer to follow; she's often featured on the Ballerina Project but puts up even more images on her personal account.