Jellicle cats, come one and all—because there's even more (and even more amazing) behind-the-scenes footage from the new Cats movie, and it is full of dancy goodness. So, paws whatever you're doing, and go watch this new BTS video right meow (and no, the cat puns aren't stopping).
SFB corps de ballet dancer Miranda Silveira in Athleta. Photo Courtesy Athleta.
Just in time for Nutcracker season (and the cold weather that has us layering on our coziest warmups), fitness brand Athleta teamed up with San Francisco Ballet for their first Athleta Dance collection. Available beginning November 27, the capsule collection will include designs in women's and girl's sizes inspired by and created in collaboration with the dancers of SFB.
Of course, this isn't the first time a major athletic wear brand has teamed up with professional ballerinas. Under Armour has now launched two collections with American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland, and most recently, Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward created limited-edition designs with Lululemon.
SFB's Miranda Silveira in the Athleta Dance En Pointe leotard, $79, available in black.
Many who suffer from depression describe feeling like they're drowning, desperately trying to keep their heads above water. In "Sink or Swim," a poetic new short film, Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward embodies that struggle in a haunting underwater ballet.
Directed by filmmaker Louis-Jack, choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds, and supported in part by the mental health charity Mind, the video "hopes to raise awareness and understanding of depression in a compelling new way," according to its description.
It seems like a no-brainer to ask ballerinas for style advice—they're naturally elegant, always chic and consistently put-together. Not to mention, ballet classwear is everywhere in clothing stores these days. Lucky for us, SELF Magazine caught onto this and decided to tap the fashionable brains of our some of our favorite dancers in a recent article. The stylish experts include The Royal Ballet's Francesca Hayward, New York City Ballet's Olivia Boisson, English National Ballet's Precious Adams and Los Angeles Ballet's (and Strictly Ballet alum) Jasmine Perry, and their advice is super useful. From where they find their inspiration (Instagram, naturally) to the golden rule that sneakers basically go with everything, these ladies know a thing or two. Check out the full article here.