We love, love, love it when fashion magazines do right by dance. And it's hard to do righter than Elle magazine's "The Movement" series—a collection of videos in which top-level dancers talk about their journeys and give intimate performances showcasing their talents.
"The Movement" isn't confined to a single dance genre; it includes stars from the worlds of ballet, tap, modern and commercial dance. And Elle lets each artist choose the topic of conversation in her video, which makes the clips deeply personal. They're more than just gorgeous—though, yes, they're definitely gorgeous, too.
We hear tapper Chloe Arnold talk about how she broke into tap's "boy's club":
American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston discusses dealing with criticism:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Rachel McLaren talks about learning to embrace her body:
And commercial dancer Jessica Castro gives advice to aspiring professionals in "a letter to a young dancer":
Yes, Elle, YES. Watch the whole series here.