Ballet Dancers - Body weight

by Liv B
(Australia, Victoria)

Ballet Dancers - Body weight


Just curious what is the average body weight for a ballerina? Also what is too heavy and what is too light?


Reply by Odette
To:- Ballet Dancers - Body weight


How are you? Thanks for your message, it's great to hear from you and I love keeping in touch.

Well, I would say there isn't an exact body weight for a ballerina since each one is different heights, builds and sizes. It is very individual to each dancer and it depends hugely on their build or how much muscle they have.

The professional ballerinas you see look light and airy, but they are strong women and athletes. If you research different ballerinas like Misty Copeland, Darcey Bussell and Maria Kochetkova you will see each one is unlike the other in the look of their physique. Of course, their muscles all look similar to a ballerina's but they are different heights and weights.

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