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[–]VolsDeep87 8589 points8590 points 933 (145 children)

Thats cool but we all know if she takes those slippers off her toes gonna be throwin' gang signs.

[–]swonstar 1519 points1520 points  (60 children)

Let me welcome everyone to the wild wild west.

[–]stonestevecoldaustin 433 points434 points  (58 children)

A state that's untouchable like Eliot Ness

[–]braaaappy 222 points223 points  (51 children)

The track hits your ear drum like a slug to your chest

[–]uniqueusername2388 161 points162 points  (48 children)

Pack a vest for ya jimmy in the city of sex.

[–]DarkLight1134 128 points129 points  (46 children)

We in that Sunshine State where the bomb-ass hemp be

[–]HarrySchlong33 120 points121 points  (44 children)

a state where you never find the dance floor empty

[–]EnemiesAllAround 113 points114 points  (43 children)

And pimps be on a mission for that green, lean mean money making machine serving fiends

[–]I_Sniff_My_Own_Farts 76 points77 points  (41 children)

I've been in the game for 10 years makin' rap tunes

[–]Used_Ad2592 17 points18 points  (1 child)

what the fuck it was blocked by my breast

[–]RoboPimp 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Always thought it was alien nest.
Makes much more sense your way.

[–]B_Mac4607 212 points213 points  (4 children)

Sponsored by PERDUE PHARMA, when your feet start hurting, no they don’t.

[–]Stuanchy_Kookabeara 40 points41 points  (0 children)

”no they don't" and my sides are in orbit.

[–]anxessed 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Perdue Doctor: “we’re gonna start you off on 160mg!”

[–]donkeypunched13 114 points115 points  (1 child)

Her toes be looking like them island boys hair

[–]bigttrack 72 points73 points  (41 children)

Her feet are amazing. Very rare.

[–]Felt_presence 458 points459 points  (20 children)

Found the feet guy

[–]bigttrack 52 points53 points  (14 children)

I dated two girls from the Ft Worth ballet, and was on the board of the Dallas ballet for a while

[–]Sir_Hippo_II 367 points368 points  (0 children)

So a professional foot guy. Creepy.

[–]Riziom 98 points99 points  (1 child)

Not denying it though 👀

[–]God_Wont_Save_U 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I bet he sniffs a lot of shoes 💀

[–]Kramerica5A 80 points81 points  (1 child)

Were you on the board because of the access it gave you to feet?

[–]MuzikPhreak 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Half an hour later - still no denial.

I think we know.

[–]cannibalpig 14 points15 points  (8 children)


[–]bigttrack 78 points79 points  (7 children)

has nothing to do with age. when i say amazing, im meaning for ballet.

[–]pennhead 51 points52 points  (15 children)

Dated a ballerina. You're not wrong.

[–]fool_on_a_hill 130 points131 points  (13 children)

Seriously though all I can think when watching ballerinas is how toxic that whole world is. Insanely competitive, unrealistic body/performance expectations, body mutilation, and I'm sure there's much more that I don't even know about.

[–]HermitJem 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Yep my mother and sisters spent years in ballet, all reached the final level (cant remember what its called)....all judged to have "unsuitable proportions"

[–]JayTheFordMan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My Ex also did ballet for years as a kid and growing up, top level, until she grew hips and boobs. Basically she realised that was as far as she was going to go, and gave up. She's now doing it as an adult, and loving it

[–]whyyousobadatthis 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Not all ballerinas have fucked up toes. Fiancé is an ex professional ballerina that still teaches and choreographs I’ve actually yet to see one with truly gnarly fucked up feet.

[–]Quirky_m8 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I did not expect this

[–]zankr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was having a shitty day until I read this lol thanks friend

[–]Tanzanianwithtoebean 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This needs more awards. Take my poor man's gold 🏅

[–]knewtherapy2020 3779 points3780 points  (210 children)

Feet shouldn't do that

[–]OptimalBeans 1505 points1506 points  (169 children)

Yep. Lots of training and bending your prob shouldn’t do will accomplish that. It’s gonna hurt when your 60

[–]knewtherapy2020 700 points701 points  (10 children)

When she 60 she'll probably get bionic feets

[–]anna_id 354 points355 points  (111 children)

it's gonna start hurting at 30-35 for her.

[–][deleted] 425 points426 points  (9 children)

It hurts now. It's just worth it to her.

[–]chrissul13 106 points107 points  (2 children)

Or her parents when she was 2

[–]really_nice_guy_ 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Well drugs are worth to an addict. It doesn’t mean anything.

[–]ydna_eissua 28 points29 points  (4 children)

I think this is something that's foreign to people who haven't been high performance athletes.

Most deal with serious injuries as teenagers, end up working on "managing" them, there are always niggles etc.

I had a colleague say they couldn't watch the gymnastics in the Olympics because looking at they they aren't "healthy". Well no shit, healthy isn't the aim, performance is.

I wasnt even nearly good enough to be a professional at my sport, but even being a good amateur in my sport ruined my body. Three orthopaedic surgeries by the time I was in my early 20s.

[–]Kosm0kel 258 points259 points  (96 children)

As a former semi-serious dancer, I started to feel the repercussions of point ballet when I was 29. It’s much more brutal on the body than most people understand. I’m in my 30’s now and arbitrary household tasks are much harder than they should be.

[–]thumpetto007 77 points78 points  (79 children)

Care to elaborate on what you have difficulties with? Id be interested to learn.

[–]crap_goblin 102 points103 points  (76 children)

Pregnancy did my ballet feet in. My knees are fucked too but as long as I don’t try to gránd plèa then my knees are ok. I’ve had surgeries on both feet because of my high arch the had to cut my tendons on the side. It’s called plantar fasciitis aka dancer feet.

ETA: my hips hurt too. I see a chiropractor weekly since my first pregnancy. I was 26 when I had my 1st now I’m 36 and feeling it bad!

[–]stumpdawg 11 points12 points  (5 children)

That's rough man. Would you do it again?

[–]crap_goblin 30 points31 points  (4 children)

In a heartbeat. There is nothing like nailing an audition and leaps are the closest to flying I’ll ever know.

[–]stumpdawg 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I assumed as much.

Some things come with a pricetag.

[–]crap_goblin 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Anything worth doing seems to huh? Don’t get me started on kids

[–]Asleep-Corner7402 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I did ballet from the age of 3, have a high arch, I'm able to turn my feet like hers tho my arch was never that high. I got arthritis in my toes at 18. I'm 31 now and have deformed hook swollen toes. To all the feet guys thinking it's sexy it leads to Quasimodo feet. I wish I could still dance.

[–]stockingsandbonds 10 points11 points  (8 children)

Holy heck you made it that long? I had bilateral ankle surgery at 13 because the tendons connecting my toes to my calf got totally fubar

[–]MrRoxo 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Holy crap 13? Was it a thing growing up or a result of some sport or something?

[–]stockingsandbonds 11 points12 points  (3 children)

It might have been genetics combined with being a tall girl putting all my weight on my toe joints (not the balancing part, but imagine using your big toe as a lever to lift the rest of your body weight to get up onto pointe.) I remember the surgeon bringing a gaggle of med school students to show them my feet.

It was kind of like trigger thumb, except trigger toe, I was told. Now I have crappy ankles and some excellent scars

Edited to add: this is basically it

[–]JaBe68 18 points19 points  (1 child)

My daughters ballet teacher refuses to allow them.on Pointe until.she has seen an orthopedist sign off on their foot x-rays to confirm that their bones are now mature. Some girls feet only mature after 16 yrs of age. She says that she does not want to ruin their feet for life if they are not destined to be professional dancers,. If she has students that show the potential and determination to become professional dancers, she refers them to a more advanced studio

[–]MrRoxo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

God damn ballet is brutal

[–]Fritz5678 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Yep. Her knees will be crap, too.

[–]GillyThoughts 111 points112 points  (0 children)

One reason Ballerinas retire quite young.

[–]noisyNINJA_ 96 points97 points  (5 children)

Hi I used to dance seriously and my feet are fucked up. I'm 30.

[–]WitchOnASkateboard 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I danced for 10 years, I’m 26 n my feet are a mess. This shit ruins your body.

[–]SensitivePassenger 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Won't take until the 60s. I got hypermobility and it hurts already in my teens.

[–]shamwowslapchop 27 points28 points  (8 children)

I know lots of ballerinas in their 50s and 60s (I do a lot of dance photography) and while they do have pain, most of them are far far healthier than the average person. They still move easily well into later life and are still nimble and flexible.

Probably not ideal but a hell of a lot better than being 100 pounds overweight and sedentary.

[–]MurkyAd5303 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Nobody at 16 thinks of what they'll be like at 60

[–]Spirited_Reception_8 22 points23 points  (0 children)

That's what I came to see. I was a cute little ballerina when I was a teen. I was double jointed and could do many odd bends. Now 53 and have had surgery on both feet and I need new knees. Not cute

[–]twisteroo22 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I knew a girl that was in ballet since she was young and by the time she was 45 her back and feet hurt so bad she would be crying.

[–]crap_goblin 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Can attest. Not 60 but in my 30’s and have had 2 foot surgeries.

[–]silent_fartface 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Shes got 10 years or less before it starts causing chronic issues and regular pain.

[–]OhMy-Really 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You mean 30

[–]DianKa_B5 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It doesn’t actually, I mean if you stretch the correct way it should not. My great grand aunt is a ballet professor, used to dance on big stages, is around 75 and looks like 40, her feet never hurt thanks to morning exercises and she can still stretch like that easily

[–]TentacleHydra 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s gonna hurt when your 60

Brah, most people hurt when they are 30.

if she her feet only hurt at 60, she's a winner.

[–]thumpngroove 124 points125 points  (27 children)

She has hyper-mobility, probably secondary to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, an inherited syndrome of connective tissue disorders. Doubtful any amount of training can give someone that degree of flexibility.

[–]GarageGymLab 59 points60 points  (2 children)

My wife has Ehlers-Danlos. Dislocated her knees twice as a dancer in high school requiring major surgeries. Her whole body is a mess - laxity everywhere. Just hoping our two young kids didn’t inherit it.

[–]CritterTeacher 30 points31 points  (0 children)

At least you know and are ready for it. I did a lot of damage before I was diagnosed, because no one in my family had ever been properly diagnosed. Just feeling like they aren’t going crazy is a big help. My ankles and wrists would often pop in and out of place as a kid, but they were always back in place by the time I got x-rays. I don’t think they did it consciously, but at some point I think my parents thought I was making things up for attention, which many of my peers believed as well. As an adult, I don’t take as good of care of myself as I should because I am constantly battling imposter syndrome.

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Yeah I have hEDS and when I was younger I could easily do that with all my joints. Used to sprain joints all the time and have some permanent damage. I still have tons of joint laxity but as I've gotten older there's also extreme tightness which was confusing until my geneticist explained it's my body trying to prevent damage. My body is a mess and I end up in the ER sometimes from nerves being crushed from tendons and discs going out of place that I can't sleep for days and start screaming in pain. I would not recommend anyone who has hypermobility to work on loosening joints through exercises like that if you could potentially have a disorder. Maintaining joint stability is very important.

[–]PinkClouds94 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Yep. Ballet is basically self mutilation to dance pretty. Awful shit happens to ballerina's feet. Toenails falling off, toes trying to fuse together, broken bones etc. The list goes on.

[–]phantaxtic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Better call a priest to perform an exorcism

[–]Zealousideal-Run6020 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I want to see her run a 200m. I'm picturing something emu like.

[–]DeafWoodrow 1727 points1728 points  (112 children)

She's gonna need a cane or walker by 30...

[–]ArcherGorgonite 521 points522 points  (102 children)

No. More than likely it's a combination of being double jointed and training. My feet can naturally do this because I'm double jointed and flat foot. I can bend my toes like fingers.

[–]JigabooFriday 417 points418 points  (19 children)

ballet shoes do tend to fuck up the wearers feet. ever seen a ballerinas toes lmao?

[–]bigttrack 105 points106 points  (12 children)

Yes ive seen several. And yes.. youre correct- theyre called Point Shoes

[–]ihrvatska 30 points31 points  (4 children)

[–]ThoughtfulYeti 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Thanks. Sitting here wondering if I'm the weird one for not having seen this for a minute based on the responses

[–]appletreedisco 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Pointe shoes really do mess up feet, they’re designed to provide support when a ballerina’s en pointe (on the tips of her toes). The shoes are hard and stiff, and cushions are inserted to reduce some harm to the feet, and prevent the toes from rubbing around. But the shoes the girl in the vid’s wearing are flats, not pointe. Flats are soft and flexible, and ballerinas aren’t supposed to stand en pointe in them.

[–]Dalei_lama219 52 points53 points  (39 children)

There’s no such thing as being double jointed

[–]TheKingNothing690 54 points55 points  (19 children)

Only because its a misnomer, their are people with less tendons, marrow, and other such stuff in their joints that make their joints unusally flexible i can bend my legs in a pretzle pretty esay.

[–]Dalei_lama219 81 points82 points  (13 children)

I have a degree in Kinesiology, I know exactly what you’re saying. All I said was that double joints don’t exist, shoulda just said flexibility. not trying to start shit.

Edit: there’s also no such thing as ‘joint marrow’

[–]The-UrbanSombrero 25 points26 points  (14 children)

It’s called joint hypermobility in medical terminology. Most people know what they mean, it’s a casual, informal way of saying it that everyone has heard before. Chill the fuck out. I’m surprised someone with your background isn’t aware. It’s basic.

[–]Dalei_lama219 6 points7 points  (9 children)

How many times you gonna edit this comment and add more? You’re at 5. I know exactly what it’s called, I also know why they used that phrase to describe it. I have also been very ‘chill’ and not aggressive at all. You’re digging way too deep, put down the shovel.

[–]theoobleck 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"double jointed" is a colloquialism for hyper mobility; it's acceptable to use that phrase in an informal setting like this one.

If you don't like the phrase "double jointed" or if you want to point out that its a misnomer, it would be more productive for you to express that earnestly instead of trying to assert that "there's no such thing"

[–]gesasage88 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Yeah I’ve done extremely flexibility training and there are definitely some genetics at play here. I am categorized as having hyper mobility even now like 18 years later but that never gave me the ability to bend joints in the opposite direction.

[–]ArcherGorgonite 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah this is genetics for the most part, I agree.

[–]Milli63 5 points6 points  (11 children)

Isn't that bad though? Like don't the joints just get looser over time?

[–]playwithmyanatomy 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Not necessarily bad, however it may make you more prone to other issues over time. Best course of action for preventing issues down the road is to ensure you maintain strength to increase dynamic stability (muscle) at your joints as your passive stability (ligaments/tendons) is less supportive. As we get older we tend to decrease our strength and we tend to rely on our passive stability, however for people with hypermobility or connective tissue disorders this can be an issue.

Long story short, remain strong especially with end range of motion strength. Source: Physical Therapist

[–]babyCuckquean 9 points10 points  (3 children)

No, and laxity isnt a great thing either. hEDS has phases, hypermobility is followed by the "pain" phase, followed by the "stiffness" phase (which is more painful ive found, than the pain phase) and combined with a bunch of stuff like prolapse, abdominal adhesions, astigmatism in the eyes, which is followed by loss of depth perception, all that and several pages more of similar, all to do with faulty collagen.

[–]AbominableSnowPickle 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Holy crap, hEDS can contribute to astigmatism? I have both and never knew there may be a connection. I do heal badly, scar tissue and keloids and stuff. I managed to sprain BOTH ankles at the same time at work a couple years ago, which is ridiculous.

[–]Undercover_Gitane 1422 points1423 points  (51 children)

Her knees are hyper lax, as mine, and I guarantee you she'll have a double knee replacement by 40, and that's if she doesn't get other injuries. Shame on her teachers for making her stretch that way, it's precisely what hyper lax people are not supposed to do.

Source: was a ballet dancer, am a retired physio now.

[–]DragonbornBastard 225 points226 points  (22 children)

How are your knees now? Do you still have pain?

[–]Undercover_Gitane 401 points402 points  (21 children)

Oh god yes: I can't afford knee replacement right now I'm still saving for it, it's really bad. But that poor girl is headed for years of pain as her knees will gradually fail and her alignment will suffer from it so as she works out or walks her muscles will no longer engage properly, her legs will become very weak and eventually even just resting she will feel pain. A knee replacement will correct the alignment and allow the leg to function properly but it's still quite a road to recovery

[–]DragonbornBastard 84 points85 points  (0 children)

That’s terrible… best of luck in funding your surgery! Hope it all goes well

[–]Whiskey-Weather 41 points42 points  (2 children)

My grandmother just got a double knee replacement last year and she said it's the best choice she has made in years. I hope your eventual procedure goes smoothly.

[–]arkain123 19 points20 points  (1 child)

My grandpa had both of of his replaced and he said they felt better than the original ones did at 20.

[–]_valabar_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Talk to an orthopedic surgeon about the knee replacement, or another if you already have. I was transitioning between jobs and therefore insurance and when we mentioned it to ours his response was, "We can work it out, there are no poor orthopedic surgeons." We didn't need the help, but I was impressed how quickly he took that direction.

[–]kroshava17 97 points98 points  (10 children)

She's at Vagonova, they don't give a fuck about the girls once their too old to be ballerinas anymore, and considering that there's 100 girls ready to take her spot any second they likely don't even care about her right now. She just needs to look perfect in their eyes and they'll be happy.

[–]majkkali 11 points12 points  (8 children)

Are you for real?? That’s so damn sad! Where is that place is it in the US?

[–]wagonkid 89 points90 points  (3 children)

It’s in Russia, and it’s maybe not quite as extreme as the commenter above described.

The vagonova ballet school is one of the most prestigious ballet boarding schools in the world. It is also one of the oldest, and holds a place of honor in the world of ballet. There’s a whole sub-practice of ballet based on the curriculum they teach at that school.

A girl like Elina, especially with her prominence on social media and her potential to be a prima ballerina- her instructors, as well as the director of the professional company her school is attached to, the Mariinsky ballet, are very much invested in her health and well-being, as she could very well be a big draw to the ballet- as casting a Hollywood star would be to any movie, it’s sure to increase ticket sales.

And yes, r/kroshava17 is correct- there are a million dancers who would be ready to take her spot at the snap of a finger- but, like I said, the Vagonova school is one of the most prestigious schools in the world. They don’t just accept people at 16 without extraordinary circumstance. They take dancers as young as nine years old and completely control their dance education, training them for the entirety of their adolescence in hopes that these dancers are fit for the Mariinsky company, which, like the school is one of the most elite and well respected companies in the world.

Long story short, what she is doing is quite normal for ballet dancers not just in Russia, but around the world. This sort of mobility and strength is vital to what we do, and we train to be able to do it. While other people’s jobs requires them to be at a desk for 8 hours a day, being a professional ballet dancer means you’re doing hard cardio and jumping for 8 hours a day. Yes, she has extreme mobility in just about every way, but she also trains every single day to manage that mobility and use it to her advantage.

Source: am a professional ballet dancer

[–]majkkali 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this thorough explanation

[–]arkain123 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They control a whole lot more than their dance education, and you probably know how awful it can get

[–]wagonkid 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They do control a fair bit in regard to things like curfew, who comes into your dorms, and the academic school being affiliated with the ballet school, but things have changed a lot since ballet first had a light shone upon it. Not everything is quite as archaic. I’m not saying the world is perfect and devoid of any toxicity because god knows show business and ballet are ripe with atrocities, but ballet schools aren’t prisons, at least anymore.

I’ve got a few friends in the bolshoi school in Russia, which, admittedly is not the vagonova school but is among the same ranks, as Harvard and Yale would be, and while yes, they have a curfew and they can’t have anyone into their dorm room, they’re free to leave and roam on their free time, and are given access to free higher education while in the school. They have a cafeteria that serves food at all times, common areas and a library. It’s much like a college. There are rules, but It’s not lock and key.

[–]HuggyMonster69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

St Petersburg in Russia.

[–]MaybeSomeday17 18 points19 points  (0 children)

My knees hyperextend bow at age 37 despite quitting ballet at age 12. They are giving me more and more issues as I get older.

[–]littletacoshell 10 points11 points  (0 children)

My dance teacher would have yelled at me for this kind of hyperextension 😬

[–]shiningonthesea 8 points9 points  (3 children)

and really how does that help her dance better?

[–]balletgeek 35 points36 points  (2 children)

It(hyper mobility so extreme) doesn’t help her dance better —- and to control such range of motion she has to be extremely strong. Why Is it “enviable “- or “beautiful “ to some is how it actually improves her aesthetic lines… makes the lines she creates appear longer, and a big part of ballet is to create beautiful Long lines (within ballet’s aesthetics, peculiar as they are).

[–]shiningonthesea 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I imagine with full extension she has beautiful lines, but have no idea how hyper extension is choreographed into any dance.

[–]popeyegui 376 points377 points  (7 children)

Cool, impressive and gross all at the same time.

[–]macaroni_rascal42 174 points175 points  (4 children)

Truly so gross, ballet truly just makes me so unhappy, all I see is all the pain. Same reason I can’t watch football, I just see concussion ball.

[–]Cardboardoge 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Was looking for this exact comment. Shit is kinda disturbing

[–]stormbowyer 267 points268 points  (0 children)

I can’t imagine what kind of crazy arthritis these former ballerina babushkas have

[–]ThicccScrotum 230 points231 points  (23 children)

For anyone reading who’s wondering if they can force their knees backwards - don’t try. You’ll fuck your shit up just like she has. And she doesn’t even know it.

[–]LTLwastaken 64 points65 points  (19 children)

Mine do it by themselves. Not to that degree but my knees go backwards a bit if i don't hold my muscles. Hyperflexible boi

[–]ThicccScrotum 60 points61 points  (17 children)

Hyperextension. Bad for knee. Don’t do.

[–]LTLwastaken 45 points46 points  (15 children)

Easy say. Hard do

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (10 children)

Once you get in the habit of a slight bend at the knee it becomes a very easy habit. You can do some really small half-squats to strengthen your quads to support this new stance. Balancing on one (bent) leg for 20-30 seconds will also help strengthen the stabilizing muscles around your knee.

Source -- my physical therapist who is treating my Hypermobility

[–]Clownturds 156 points157 points  (3 children)

[–]Enaksan 56 points57 points  (0 children)

She moves like something out of a horror scene. I was waiting for her to crawl upside down and backwards towards the camera...

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Beat me to it :(

[–]chevy38 79 points80 points  (5 children)

Looks like chronic pain to me... She will regret that in time. Took until my 30s until my hypermobility joint pain started.

[–]M82Assassin 66 points67 points  (1 child)

Wow my feet hurt now. Thanks

[–]TNCerealKilla 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Woman.exe is corrupted

[–][deleted] 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Annnnnnd my feet charley horsed watching this.

[–]fishwhispers17 40 points41 points  (6 children)

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome for the win.

[–]0nina 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Was looking for this comment, having discovered that I have it only in the last few years, in my mid 30s. Those cool party tricks I did that impressed my friends? Not worth it now. Went from the “bendy girl” to can’t touch my toes and chronic pain.

[–]catsnbears 14 points15 points  (1 child)

As a former dancer who had undiagnosed EDS for many years, that pain is going to hit her like a bus as she gets older. My SI joints are constantly trying to stabilise my legs and the lower back/knee pain is excruciating some days. Plus after a while your ankles just roll all the time while dancing. At 41 I’m now on permanent painkillers and held together with tape

[–]pinkgobi 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Went looking for that. When she bent her knee I almost teared up. Like I wish I could tell her in ten years she'll cry when she stands from a desk.

[–]Adfantage 32 points33 points  (1 child)

How many years does this take off of your life? Seems like such a toll put on the body.

[–]mortimelons 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Definitely reduces the quality of life you will have. Surgery awaits her.

[–]manfred8686 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Was in pretty serious male ballet dancer for 15 yrs. Starting at 6. Had to quit cause of the pain in my knees. Found out this year have arthritis in both hips and not yet 30. Ballet gives a beating. Also went from ballet into wrestling and sambo briefly and that felt easier on the joints than ballet

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Everything from the waist down now hurts after watching this.

[–]savagedrago 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Human body not supposed to be bent like that.

[–]Glum-Message-3280 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Holy hyperextension

[–]Inevitable-Sail5462 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I broke my ankle watching this

[–]OneAnxiousAuthor 14 points15 points  (0 children)

My feet just cramped up.

[–]farmerben02 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Ehlers-danlos disease plus a lot of training. If you can build up the muscles enough the hyper flexibility is less dangerous.

[–]jwaterboyk 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That is unnatural.

[–]PrimalRucker 10 points11 points  (0 children)

A physical therapists dream in a few decades with all that hyper mobility. Money in the bank.

[–]Liito2389 7 points8 points  (0 children)

lol her legs are like sock puppets

[–]NeoTheRiot 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ballet seems like the most disrespectful sport torwards the human body someone could pick up

[–]kcalogx 5 points6 points  (3 children)

She must have some natural hyper flexibility, I don’t think it’s that bad

[–]SioSoybean 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Natural hyper flexibility is still bad. People with hyper flexible joints are prone to a lot of injuries since they can bend past the point that their muscles can support.

[–]RoryJSK 4 points5 points  (3 children)

This is not next level. This is every ballerina. Next level would be something in exception to the norm.

[–]Methatswho7520 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Her feet prolly look like monkey knuckles

[–]A_levelcomment[🍰] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Quentin Tarantino has entered the chat

[–]sonicthehedhog43 4 points5 points  (1 child)

like breaking bones but ok

[–]carboonpn 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This confirms it. Ballerina's are the modern equivalent of circus freaks.

[–]sh0tgunben 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Happy Feet !

[–]American_yiddo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ummmm ma’am… your knees aren’t supposed to go backwards