Did you think that ballet was a female thing? Well, guess what? Many boys out there think the opposite, and they have proven it by making the best out of their bodies while dancing. There are thousands of great female ballet dancers out there, and it isn’t a tabu anymore.
But today, we are giving you a list of 10 names that are already familiar to you from other spheres, and you didn’t really know that they loved and danced ballet too! Some of them started at a young age; some of them danced to improve their body balance and strength because although the ballet looks very gentle and feminine, it is an art that, in many ways, can be more challenging than some sports out there.
So, if you don’t believe us, give it a try, and let these guys below be your inspiration!
Jean Claude Van Damme
“Ballet is an art, but it’s also one of the most difficult sports. If you can survive a ballet workout, you can survive a workout in any other sport.” – Said Van Damme, who is one of the most popular action movie stars and also a great karate fighter.
Christian Bale – Batman
Not many people know that Christian Bale started dancing ballet as a little boy, and he even got offers to star dance at the Royal Ballet School.
Arnold Schwarzenegger took up temporary ballet back in the days to perfect his posing. We can see that he achieved his goal!
When Tupac was in Baltimore, he was in art schools, and the ballet was in the program.
This football player and captain revealed that he has got a ballet scholarship in the National Portrait Gallery. He attended ballet classes four times a week for four years.
The London Olympians
This football team won the British League several times, and they are hell-of a team. And a little role there had the ballet classes that all of them were taking to improve their footwork, balance, and agility.
Jamie Bell is the plot of “Billy Elliot!” He was born in a family of ballerinas and used to keep his sister company while she was going to ballet classes until he started doing them himself one day.
This guy is the son of former US president Ronald Reagan. He dropped out of Yale University to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a ballet dancer and joining Joffrey Ballet.
This Russian actor is famous for the role of the terrorist in “Die Hard,”; he danced in the Bolshoi Ballet, but he started acting when his ballet career ended.
Mikhail Baryshnikov is a Russian-American ballet dancer and actor, and besides his amazing career as a ballet dancer, he is known for his role in the series of “Sex and the City.”