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How tall do ballerinas have to be now days?

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Submitted : 2018-06-14 18:06:08    Popularity:     

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My ballet teacher is only 5'0 or maybe 5'2". But she said that when she was our age (13 14 and 15) they wanted short ballerinas. She said that now the companies want tall ballerinas from 5'6" to 5'8" I'm only 5'0&quo

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If your teacher told you that then you biggest problem is you aren't in a school/training that will get you a shot at a ballet career. Most ballet companies take female dancers 5'2" to 5' 8" tall. There are exceptions on both sides of the spectrum too. I can't imagine how old your teacher is if she said that, as Balanchine like tall dancers. Many of those tall dancers have past away some time ago. The time when most female dancers were that short (5') was in the late 1890s. My best guess is she was misinformed regarding height.
If you really want a ballet career get into more serious training. You should be training full time 20-30 hours a week of technique classes (year round) in a world class school that would screen you for having the right body, facility and musicality for a ballet career or they wouldn't train you. Those schools are almost exclusively affiliate feeder schools to a professional ballet company. Recreational ballet schools don't have the right training to pass along to you for a ballet career.

Summer intensive auditions are coming up starting next month. That is a great way to ease into a professional school by attending their SI program with the hope of being asked to attend full time training in the fall.

FYI: the title of "ballerina" is reserved for the top female dancer in a professional ballet company. Most professional ballet dancers never earn that title. If your teacher doesn't know that then for sure you are in the wrong training.

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6 foot 2 is average.



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