Because the ballet tag features too many people of only one body type. Let’s not pretend you need to be a certain weight to be able to perform fouetté en tournant.
It’s almost a meditative process, preparing the shoes you know are going to be your performance shoes for a special role. It’s a big thing; you sew them and then you dance in them for two and a half hours and then you can’t wear them again. - Amber Scott, principal with the Australian Ballet (x)
Allison Debona rehearsing “Emeralds”