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Tall vs. short ballerinos

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#16 EvilNinjaX


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Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:49 PM

I do agree with you that tall dancers (of both sexes) tend to be technically a bit less dazzling than their shorter colleagues.

i think the one exception that really sticks out in my mind is Nicholas Le Riche. He seems quite tall (and big all the way around) and leaps like a tiddlywink! And how tall is Desmond Richardson? he also seems of above-average height.


#17 dirac


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

An interview with Fabrice Calmels in which he discusses his height.


Yet as demanding as his career is, it's also been very worthwhile. "When I look back, I really appreciate that I'm the tallest ballet dancer in the world," he continued. "I'm 6'6" and a half. When everybody thought I wouldn't have a career, I kind of broke those boundaries. I proved that it was possible that a person my height could do ballet. I've danced big ballets such as Othello [and] Apollo from Balanchine. That's a huge achievement."


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:17 PM

Calvin Royal III of the ABT corps is tall, and he just gets better and better all the time. I see a bright future for him.

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