Day At The Ballet: These Ballerinas Pack Their Pets With Their Pointe Shoes
These professional ballerinas pack their pets along with their pointe shoes for a day at rehearsal. Some of the top ballet companies in the world are truly pet-friendly.
Kelly Ryan, spokeswoman for American Ballet Theatre, said that “dancers and staff have always been able to bring their beloved pets to the studios” and most are “generally well-behaved.” Click through to see them in action!
Elina Miettinen of American Ballet Theatre cuddled her yorkiepoo Sofie, who also has an Instagram account!
At ABT, Ryan said dogs and cats “often sit in on company class and rehearsals.”
Who needs weights? Isabella Boylston of ABT used a doggie instead of dumbbells during a workout.
Aww-dorable! Devon Teuscher, a soloist with American Ballet Theatre, gets high fives from her dog, Ri.
Ri also is also available for cuddles, too, by the looks of this photo from ABT corps member Lauren Bonfiglio. According to Ryan, during large rehearsals, “there are plenty of willing dog-sitters among the staff to watch over our canine friends if things get too crowded.”