Alvin Ailey + Spring Dresses = OMG I Can't

The secret's out: Dancers are the ultimate in GLAM. (Obviously!) The world of high fashion realized this a while ago, and recent press is confirming what us dancers already knew. (See Teen Vogue's "Strictly Ballet" and Free People's ballet collection—which, with the help of Ballet Zaida's Oliver Endahl, eventually produced some beautiful dance photography.)

This week, Elle magazine followed suit with "Alvin Ailey Dancers Take on Spring's Best Dresses." Yes, guys, this is just as glorious as it sounds. The exquisite women of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II are the perfect models to show off the fun, flirty dresses of the season. Warning: Desire to shop will increase ten-fold after viewing these photos. Check out some of our favorites, below.

All photos Kathryn Wirsing/Elle

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Catch Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Lincoln Center, now until June 22.

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

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And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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