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Pointe Shoe Fitting the Founder of YAGP, Larissa Saveliev

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Pointe Shoe Fitting the Founder of YAGP, Larissa Saveliev

If you're into ballet at all, you probably know about YAGP - Youth American Grand Prix - even if you don't know you know about YAGP. Youth American Grand Prix is the world's largest non-profit international student ballet competition. YAGP holds regional competitions around the world, open to dancers 9-19, giving dancers-in-training stage time, master classes, and most importantly: opportunities to be seen by some of the most prominent figures in ballet.  You might recognize YAGP from the 2011 documentary, First Position. This film featured YAGP as the vehicle for many hopeful dancers to win scholarships to major ballet companies around...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Tik Toks - Part 11

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Tik Toks - Part 11

Here I am, once again - feeling lost, and now and then.... (comment below if you got that 2000's children's sitcom reference) Tik Tok 11, y'all. This is a rare episode of Josephine reacting to ballet tik toks that doesn't include cups. Why?  1 - Perhaps in our chaos, we've been able to put out some neutral good energy out in the universe - and dancers are listening to us and NOT injuring themselves for views. Yay! 2 - Dancers are back in studio and therefore actually dancing and not on Tik Tok (even though we are still amidst a pandemic)....

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Ballerina For Hire?! Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts!

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Ballerina For Hire?! Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts!

"Our job is to make it look easy." When people see ballerinas on stage, they are entranced by their beauty and grace. But offstage, SO much work goes into a flawless looking performance. This week, Josephine reacted to a Refinery29 video from their series "Lucie for Hire." Their video producer Lucie, got to meet and dance with none other than Isabella Boylston!  No spoilers, but there are pointe shoes in the video. How do you think it went? Be sure to watch and find out!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Instagram Reels - Part 2!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Instagram Reels - Part 2!

"are we cups people now" On this episode of 'traumatizing-josephine-with-the-ballet-internet,' we revisited the land of Instagram Reels! We don't wanna spoil the surprise. Just know there's some Barbie, some cups, some amazing things, and cute things. Ya know, just the usual ballet internet chaos that we love. What will Josephine make of it this time? Watch to find out!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Instagram Reels

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Instagram Reels

This week, Josephine takes a look another dive into the ballet internet: Instagram Reels edition. We've been loving the Tik Toks everyone's been tagging us in, but we also couldn't ignore reels! In our very first Tik Tok reaction video, Josephine reacted to Dr. Mike reacting to some intense knuckle stands (and jumps yikes). There were a few comments that mentioned a cultural dance associated with this - and Instagram algorithm has delivered.  How did Josephine react? You probably know, but it's way more fun to see it for yourself ;)

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