Fact of life: Pets make everything better! So it's no surprise that some of our favorite dancers have welcomed a furry friend into their homes over the years. And whether they're on playdates at the park or hanging in the studio, adorable pup-and-dancer duos make for the best photo opps. Here are 10 dancers with the cutest dogs.


Jordan Casanova & Micky Mouse Licon

Micky Mouse Licon? More like Mickey Mouse ICON, amirite?! (Please forgive the terrible joke and just enjoy the "So You Think You Can Dance" alum's dog instead.)

Tiler Peck & Cali

Pointe shoes? Check! Leotard? Check! Cutest dog in New York City Ballet? Check!

Ricky Ubeda & Riot

Talk about a legendary pair. "SYTYCD" champ Ricky Ubeda is father to Riot, a golden doodle, and the two of them are always taking the best pics.

Ingrid Silva & Frida Kahlo

Ingrid Silva of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and her dog Frida Kahlo are the literal definition of "cuteness overload."

Paul Zivkovich, Austin Goodwin & Margot

Dancers Paul Zivkovich and Austin Goodwin are fathers to Aussie Margot, whose eyes will make your heart melt into a giant puddle of goo.

Melanie Moore & Pippa

One of Riot's best friends is Pippa, Melanie Moore's pooch. Three words: IT'S. SO. FLUFFY!

Justin Bowen & Cruiser Fairbanks

Broadway dancer Justin Bowen's pup is a literal angel.

Gaby Diaz & Her Dynamic Duo

Look at those wrinkles!!! Gaby Diaz was blessed not only with the perfect boyfriend, but also with two perfect dogs.

Devon Teuscher & Riley

American Ballet Theatre's Devon Teuscher and her pup Riley are perhaps more beautiful together than ballet itself.

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