Pas de Deux: The Dancers’ Perspective [Video]


Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to “feel” what it’s like to dance a pas de deux? Unless you’re a professional ballet dancer, you may not get to experience that.

Well, now you can, through this amazing video!

Pas de Deux: The Dancers' PerspectiveWhat is the Dancers’ Perspective?

Principal Dancers Megan Fairchild and Andrew Veyette give us a view of the wedding pas de deux from “The Sleeping Beauty” from the dancers’ perspective.

Through cameras placed in strategic places on each dancer we’re able to “feel” what the dancers are feeling and seeing. Plus, Megan and Andrew share their tips of how they improve their performances.


The following depicts the perspective of professional ballet dancers performing intense athletic movements. This experience may induce diziness, disorientation and/or complete artistic fulfillment. Viewer discretion is advised.

Get yourself a nice cup of tea (or whatever beverage you enjoy most) and get ready to enjoy this fun video:

Video source from thanks to New York City Ballet.

Did you get dizzy? Ah, next I’ll we’ll post on how to avoid dizziness when performing a pirouette (spinning).

I hope you thought this video was educational AND fun. If you vote yes, then please “Like” us below. See you next time!

About Romy Macias, Senior Editor

Romy danced with the Ballet Clasico de Queretaro Fernando Jhones for 10 years having reached 1st soloist position. She presently takes on character roles and teaches at the company's junior academy. This site is a testament to her passion for classical ballet. You're invited to be part of our community and join in the joy for this amazing art form.


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the dancer’s perspective!

  2. Peter Gehr says:

    The mind of the dancer. A great post to help understand the concepts and intricacies of ballet.

  3. Donna says:

    Beautiful!!!!! How do you find such perfect videos? I always look forward to your posts.

  4. Great information! Great video! I am sharing it!

  5. Stacey says:

    Beyond words. Thanks for sharing such beautiful videos.

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