When people talk about ballet, one of the first things that come to mind are little girls in tutus, and lean, graceful women standing elegantly on tiptoes in pointe shoes. Dancer Erik Cavanaugh is doing his part in trying to change and expand this perception to be more inclusive.
Erik posted this video on his Facebook page in December 2016 and it now has almost 920,000 views…and counting. He wants to show that dancers come in all sizes, and as you will see in the video, he. is. killing. it!
He just slays with his flexibility and grace, and we would definitely love to see more of his dancing, and the perceptions and attitudes surrounding dancers become more welcoming and inclusive. As Erik says, "Don't let other people control your dreams." Enjoy!
Video credit: Erik Cavanaugh