The Latest NYCB x PUMA Video is #MotivationMonday Dreams
We're just going to say it: We're still absolutely living for the New York City Ballet x PUMA collab, which keeps getting better and better. Today, we've been gifted with the stuff of #MotivationMonday dreams in the form of the latest campaign video. As if the first one (with corps member Olivia Boisson) wasn't awesome enough, they've given us another "Do You"-themed clip, featuring corps dancer Mimi Staker. And if Staker's words of wisdom aren't enough to make you wanna get out there and slay Monday, we're not sure anything will.
We're also loving the fact that, so far, these campaign videos have focused on corps dancers, who are so talented yet often get overlooked. (We had a major case of NYCB #corpslove earlier this year during our "Shades of Spring" fashion shoot, which starred the gorgeous Staker.)
Watch Staker's fierce PUMA video below and be inspired to have a great Monday! 💪
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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 on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer