World Ballet Day: Talented stars who danced ballet
These actors know their pliés from their arabesques
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Originating during the Italian Renaissance and developing into a concert dance form in France and Russia, ballet has become one of the more highly technical and culturally iconic forms of dance in the world today. It takes incredible discipline to perform ballet at a high level, a level of discipline that these celebrities have proven themselves to have. Many began at a very young age, and others studied the dance form intensely for months to prepare for film roles. Some were en route to be world-renowned in the field, but retired early due to serious injuries.
To learn more about celebrities who danced ballet, click through this gallery.
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