17 Confessions From Ballet Dancers That Might Just Change Your Perception Of Them

"I'm a ballet dancer and I can't put on a pound without someone in my world telling me to lose weight."

If you've ever been to a ballet, you've seen how whimsical and expressive the choreography is during a dance performance. While watching the dance as an audience member can be beautiful, there's a lot of ugliness that goes on behind the scenes. 

For example, ballet dancers are subjected to unfair stereotypes and stigmas. They push their bodies to the limit and can be ridiculed for it. Sometimes, they're asked to lose weight after gaining just one pound. To reveal some of the unseen aspects of the art, ballet dancers used the Whisper app to anonymously make confessions. 

Their responses show us that there is so much more to the art than meets the eye, even if what we're seeing is beautiful. 

You can read some of their confessions below: 

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