Sarah Jessica Parker Takes Us Behind The Scenes of New York City Ballet Part 3
Romance within the company is inevitable given how much of their lives they spend within the company walls.
When dancers choose to dedicate their lives to a career in the ballet, they also choose a life full of sacrifice. When you spend thirteen hours a day rehearsing, you can kiss a normal social life goodbye.
Male Dancers’: Considering that they jump higher than NBA players and lift women over their head on a regular basis, the male dancer consistently delivers performances that rival any profession athlete. But try explaining to your playground buddies that you’re a ballet dancer. It ain’t easy being a male dancer.
When a female and male dancer are partnered, the sum is often greater than the parts. It’s a match-up that relies on a connection beyond simple technique, and sometimes a good pairing is hard to find.