In April of 2017, I created the #BopoBallerina movement in order to inspire body diversity in the dance world, fight eating disorders and encourage positive body image in dancers, and explore the intersections of body positivity and dance. The movement has expanded widely since, with over 500 posts to the hashtag.
While initially I posted #BopoBallerina participants to my personal Instagram page, I took a hiatus after life got a bit busy. I’m excited to announce that I want to once again start featuring #BopoBallerina participants on an even larger level, through posts on this blog and my Instagram.
While my goal is to feature any dancer who chooses to participate, I want to place a focus on marginalized dancers. In addition, while the name of the project is #BopoBallerina, I want to include all styles of dancers!
If you’re a #BopoBallerina who wants to share their story, fill out this form for a chance to be featured.