"Since Mikhail #Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland executed their perfect pas des deux in the 1970s, @mistyonpointe is the first classical dancer to captivate a general audience. That the 33-year-old #ballerina has so swiftly hit her mark raises a question: Just how and why did such a metamorphosis occur? She practices relentlessly — taking her place at the barre for 5 to 7 hours each day, even on performance days. There's no rest for a dancer, "no faking it in the ballet world," as she said told @nytimesfashion. But she has been vocal offstage, as well, grasping every opportunity to speak out as a role model. "I will continue to talk about race," she said. "I think that's part of my purpose." @bondukestudio photographed @mistyonpointe in Manhattan." By nytimes on Instagram.
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