It's no secret that DS editors are a little (okay, a lot) obsessed with any sort of behind-the-scenes action, especially when they feature our favorite ballerinas. And if you feel the same way, then you're in for a treat—New York City Ballet soloist Megan LeCrone was just profiled on Y'all Collective, a blog dedicated to sharing the stories of creatives from the South whose careers, in one way or another, brought them to NYC.

LeCrone in the studio (photo by Michael George, via Y'all Collective)

New York-based photographer Michael George was lucky enough to spend the day with LeCrone, capturing everything from her morning routine, to her pre-class warmups, to her makeup process before the evening's performance.

LeCrone preps her hair for class (photo by Michael George, via Y'all Collective)

There's always something special about witnessing a dancer's particular rituals, and this series is no exception. LeCrone's carefully tailored schedule came from years of learning how to adapt to the demands of dancing professionally in a company. As dancers, we can all learn a little bit from these moments. That, and the pictures are stunning to look at! Check out the entire feature here.

 

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