Admit it, dancers... even when you’re not on stage or in the studio, you’re always thinking about dance. We can’t help it! With all of the hours that we put into training, rehearsing, and performing, dance is on our minds about 99% of the time. So, it just makes sense that you’d be thinking about dance when you’re scrolling, social media, too!
Here are 5 dancers to follow on Instagram to fill your timeline with dance inspiration:
1. Misty Copeland -- @mistyonpointe
As a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is one of the world’s most high-profile ballerinas. Viewing her Instagram feed feels like getting to know the person behind all the hype. Her performance photos, backstage shots, model photography, and videos personify dedication, passion, and beauty.
2. Sean Carmon -- @hookedonsean
Sean Carmon is a long time dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, one of the most prominent modern dance companies in history. His black and white Instagram feed is full of beautiful dance photography, showcasing his own technical prowess and the amazing lines, shapes, and formations that skyrocketed Alvin Ailey to the top.
3. RJ Puno -- @rockadeezy
RJ Puno is a bboy who creates his amazing Instagrams with nothing but his iPhone, excellent timing, and impressive fearlessness. His gravity defying shots will show you that, in dance, perspective is everything. You’ll be inspired to try some of his illusions for yourself!
4. Dusty Button -- @dusty_button
With over 235K followers worldwide, Dusty Button is one of the most recognizable dancers on social media today. Despite the fact that she is already a professional with absolutely astounding technique, she still works incredibly hard in the studio every day. And her followers know it, because she is always posting amazing videos of her own training! Try some of these leg extensions for yourself.
5. Dance Magazine -- @dancemagazine
Although Dance Magazine isn’t technically one dancer, it is still one dance account that every dancer can benefit from following. Through their posts, you’ll be exposed to beautiful dance photography, introductions to up-and-coming dancers and choreographers, links to interesting articles, and more! Even if you don’t subscribe to the magazine, you can get a taste of what it’s all about, right from your Instagram feed.