Popular Irish

Sponsorships for Irish Dancers? by byudawn
I was curious if any irish dancer has like a "Sponsor", like they do in ice skating, etc? Not a...








Forum: Ballet / Ballet - General

Page:
Page 1 of 31 2 3
Ballet - General
Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By BlochBabe_83 Comments: 52, member since Thu Nov 13, 2008
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 07:30 PM

Just out of curiousity does anybody know if any celebrities have a ballet background? I know Sarah Jessica Parker does ballet and Charlise Theron as well.

50 Replies to Celebrities who do ballet?

re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By kaymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1474, member since Sat Aug 11, 2007
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 07:32 PM
I remember seeing an article that said Ashlee Simpson has a pretty impressive ballet background.
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By last_slowdance22 Comments: 188, member since Sun Aug 19, 2007
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 07:35 PM
Ashley Olsen did, too, I believe. And I've seen a picture of Princess Di in ballet garb
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By finding_jaymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 134, member since Thu Oct 23, 2008
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 07:35 PM
Summer Glau was with the San Antonio Ballet.
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By goatish_balletmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 170, member since Mon Sep 29, 2008
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 07:40 PM
Oh! Don't forget Claire Danes, though I'm not sure if it's specifically ballet....
www.thefreelibrary.com . . .
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By hylndlasmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7167, member since Wed Sep 22, 2004
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 07:44 PM
Edited by hylndlas (107168) on 2008-11-17 19:45:05 whoops
last_slowdance22 wrote:

And I've seen a picture of Princess Di in ballet garb


Princess Diana did dance Ballet....pointe even.

She also was an avid supporter of the English National Ballet, and the City Ballet of London. findarticles.com . . .

www.monstersandcritics.com . . .

images.google.com . . .
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By balletbabe4eva Comments: 1169, member since Fri May 11, 2007
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 08:05 PM
Yeah ashlee simpson was the youngest ever student of aah some american ballet accademy lol
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By Firebirdmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1965, member since Mon Feb 14, 2005
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 08:25 PM
^SAB. I think it was something like her dad lied to get her in?...like about her age or something. Not sure, though...
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By last_slowdance22 Comments: 188, member since Sun Aug 19, 2007
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 08:40 PM
Edited by last_slowdance22 (184308) on 2008-11-17 20:41:39
hylndlas: I thought she did pointe but was too lazy to confirm what I remembered :P thanks lol
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By rmdanceguy1 Comments: 883, member since Sat Nov 19, 2005
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:19 PM
Adrian Paul who starred as Duncan McCleod in the series, "The Highlander" did ballet. I believe his dancing might have given him his start in show business.

We all know Patrick Swayze also does ballet with his wife who was star pupil of his mother who was a ballet teacher.

I think Kip Wenger (sp) from the heavy metal band, Wenger (sp) also did ballet.
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By angelfish10member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1463, member since Sat May 31, 2008
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:07 PM
Ashlee Simpson danced with like the American Ballet Academy or something. I saw a picture of her back then, and she looked REALLY good!
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By balletbabe4eva Comments: 1169, member since Fri May 11, 2007
On Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:45 PM
cool ! do you know by any chance where that picture is ? :P
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By Guyenne Comments: 619, member since Fri Sep 10, 2004
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:06 AM
Neve Campbell did ballet with like National Ballet of Canada? or something like that. That was why she wanted to do the movie The Company, as I recall.
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By xx_Ballet_buM_xx Comments: 239, member since Thu Jan 17, 2008
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 03:08 AM
rmdanceguy1 wrote:

Adrian Paul who starred as Duncan McCleod in the series, "The Highlander" did ballet. I believe his dancing might have given him his start in show business.

omg i did a classical solo to a song from the highlander! called "who wants to live forever"-with out the lyrics-it is the most beautiful piece of music i have ever heard!

and alot of australian rules football players do ballet to help with their strength and flexibility and stuff.(may i add some of them are extreamly good looking!)

wow i didn't know about ashlee simpson doing ballet!
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By ballet_bunny29member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 525, member since Mon Jun 04, 2007
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 04:43 AM
Does anyone have pics/can find pics of Ashlee Simpson doing ballet?
I'm really interested haha :)
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By BlackTights Comments: 938, member since Fri May 04, 2007
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 06:09 AM
Edited by BlackTights (178532) on 2008-11-18 06:16:30
Neve Campbell trained at Canada's National Ballet School, but I am not sure that she danced professionally outside of children's roles with the National Ballet of Canada. She got into acting as a young teen, and I am not sure when she would have had time to have a professional dance career as well. Maybe I am misinformed.

Tupac Shakur (best know as a rap artist) studied ballet at Baltimore School of the Arts; Chelsea Clinton studied at Washington Ballet School; Ron Reagan (son of President Reagan) danced with the Joffrey Ballet...

And in most recent news, Rahm Emmanuel, who has been selected to be Obama's Chief of Staff!
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By toroandbruinmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3519, member since Fri Oct 10, 2008
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:15 AM
Edited by toroandbruin (202876) on 2008-11-18 10:20:47
Edited by toroandbruin (202876) on 2008-11-18 10:26:53
rmdanceguy1 wrote:

I think Kip Wenger (sp) from the heavy metal band, Wenger (sp) also did ballet.

It's spelled "Winger". Yes -- actually my daughter was in some classes with him. He was so good that I couldn't believe it when she said he was going forward with a music career rather than concentrating on ballet. But she explained that he was exceptionally good on the guitar, too.

I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned Madonna. I read that one reason for her start as a performer came from a ballet teacher who, even though she'd begun late as a teen, told her she had an extra something and encouraged her. But who knows if magazine articles are correct.

As for politicians or just about any female celebrity, if they grew up in a family with a certain amount of money you'll probably find ballet lessons in their background. Mothers enroll their daughters in classes to develop a bit of grace. Some girls take to it and some don't.
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By toroandbruinmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3519, member since Fri Oct 10, 2008
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:27 AM
Edited by toroandbruin (202876) on 2008-11-18 10:28:31 Double posted! Eliminating the second one.
Double posted! Eliminating the second one.
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By Dancingkate_x Comments: 630, member since Fri Mar 07, 2008
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:04 AM
I think Rihanna did ballet before she came famous.
I can't remember which one but in one of her videos she is on pointe.
When i saw her on tour (Manchester, UK) she did a ballet style dance at the start. Well my friends and I couldn't work out if it was her but we decieded in the end that it was! It certainly looked like her.

xx
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By barricadeDAWN Comments: 96, member since Mon Feb 18, 2008
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:37 AM
Edited by barricadeDAWN (192225) on 2008-11-18 11:54:41
Here are some pictures I found of celebrities doing ballet, I'm not sure about the stories behind all the pictures

Audrey Hepburn;
Image hotlink - 'http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff55/roxyluv1707/audrey_hepburn.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring02/Talbot/aud515.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://www.simonsays.com/assets/isbn/0743289862/V03_0743289862.jpg'

Britney Spears;
Image hotlink - 'http://bp3.blogger.com/_Ttc0b2pNMn4/R6pCfYM-T7I/AAAAAAAAAFs/IrO9n2H-shg/s200/Rare5.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://bp1.blogger.com/_Ttc0b2pNMn4/R6rzR4M-UEI/AAAAAAAAAG0/q8fmagJ5T0M/s320/5_YEARS_OLD_PINK_BALLET_COSTUME.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://www.mygirlyspace.com/images/newsimages/0207_murphy_splash.jpg'
Brittany Murphy;
She was apparently practing for a role in "White Hotel". Looks like shes outside a Vaganova academy?

Image hotlink - 'http://www.gossiportruth.com/wp-content/images/richie-dop2a.jpg'
Nicole Richie;
Two pics of nicole on the simple life set, she teaches kids to do ballet in one of the episodes.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.gossiportruth.com/wp-content/images/richie-dop1a.jpg'
No pointed toes? -tsk tsk- lol

Image hotlink - 'http://www.scandalist.com/files/gallery/princess_diana/princess_diana_6.jpg'
Princess Diana;
also did ballet x]
Image hotlink - 'http://z.hubpages.com/u/314975_f520.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/56931437_720118dab0_m.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/joliejeanne/Kate%20Moss/lila-grace-ballerina-1a.jpg'
Kate Moss's daughter Lila Grace;
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/joliejeanne/Kate%20Moss/10052007.jpg'
[img]bp1.blogger.com . . . FWI/qWJRVYP3G3E/s400/lila-grace-ballerina-2a.jpg[/img]

I don't think ashley olsen ever did ballet =/ This was all I could find;
Image hotlink - 'http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519912A3PPL._SL500_AA280_.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://www.offoffoff.com/film/2003/images/company.jpg'
Neve Campbell;
Not sure about her story lol
Image hotlink - 'http://www.offoffoff.com/film/2003/images/company1.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://www.cinefile.biz/compa1.jpg'

I saved the biggest for last, sorry lol;
Summer Glau;
[img]2.bp.blogspot.com . . . Gr4/cjF5lyQFovE/s1600/Summer_Glau_Terminator_The_Sarah_Connor_Chronicles_Ballet_1.jpg[/img]
Terminator? o.o
[img]3.bp.blogspot.com . . . Grg/2qfy6z_-aPA/s1600/Summer_Glau_Terminator_The_Sarah_Connor_Chronicles_Ballet_7.jpg[/img]
[img]1.bp.blogspot.com . . . GrQ/dXQRw6S2T1A/s1600/Summer_Glau_Terminator_The_Sarah_Connor_Chronicles_Ballet_5.jpg[/img]
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By finding_jaymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 134, member since Thu Oct 23, 2008
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 03:37 PM
Here's a picture of Summer back in her dancing days-

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/JMarguerite/SUMMER/001.jpg'
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By Ballet_Baibemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2546, member since Tue Feb 21, 2006
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 03:54 PM
I'm pretty sure I've seen a photo of Victoria Beckham (She would have been Adams then) doing ballet as a teenager. I can't find it anywhere now though.

Ballet_Baibe
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By rmdanceguy1 Comments: 883, member since Sat Nov 19, 2005
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 08:09 PM
Sorry. I knew I spelled Winger wrong. It has been a long time since the heavy metal days of the 80's I couldn't remember the spelling. I wasn't a fan of the band. I didn't he did ballet until VH1 did a "Where are they now" show on the band.
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By jessicanicole91 Comments: 202, member since Tue Mar 04, 2008
On Tue Nov 18, 2008 09:32 PM
Yes Madonna did take ballet. She was offered a full scholarship to the University of Michigan's dance program (and attended for two years I believe). She was also awarded a six-week week scholarship to study at Alvin Ailey. Performed with the choreographer Pearl Lang, in her company. Of course this all was not just ballet...

And then she decided to go into music...
re: Celebrities who do ballet? en>fr fr>en
By Ballenina Comments: 79, member since Mon Dec 17, 2007
On Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:32 AM
Edited by Ballenina (189445) on 2008-11-19 10:35:29
Rihanna is on point in the video for Umbrella, but if she has been dancing ballet before she might have forgot everything since it looked awfull!!!
Abou Ashley Simpson...I read in some bios of her that this SAB story is true...she even blames the school for her anorexia she had.
Page:
Page 1 of 31 2 3

ReplySendWatch