This YouTuber Trained Like a Professional Ballerina for 6 Weeks
YouTuber Michelle Khare (second from left), with Alison Stroming (second from right), looking none too shabby at her final recital (screenshot via YouTube)
What do we love more than a video about ballet? A video about ballet done right—like YouTuber Michelle Khare's chronicle of her 6-week deep dive into the world of professional ballet.
The vid, part of Khare's "Challenge Accepted" series, features DS regular Alison Stroming, Aaron Smyth (who partnered Misty Copeland in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and former American Ballet Theatre principal Irina Dvorovenko—so, basically, the A-Team of A-Teams. With Stroming's assistance, Khare got the hang of the basics (ballet bun, barre, port de bras), and blossomed from there. Kudos to Khare for not only committing herself 110%, but also fairly depicting the ins and outs of ballet for the general public. Check out the vid below.