When you look at these pictures of the heroine of today’s story, it’s hard to believe that a woman is doing ballet!
Despite her very impressive stature, she possesses remarkable grace and flexibility, and this combination of contrasting qualities allows her to break stereotypes.
The life journey of this woman deserves attention.
Iliana Vera lives in Austin, USA.
She loved dancing since her childhood and started attending classical ballet classes from the age of six.
The girl showed promise, but she encountered problems during puberty.
Due to metabolic peculiarities, she gained weight rapidly and had to discontinue her ballet training.
“I stopped meeting the demands of my mentors.
And I realized that I would never become a prima ballerina, no matter how much I wanted it. It was a difficult decision, but I had to leave ballet,” Iliana recalls her past.
However, our heroine couldn’t eliminate dancing from her life. At the age of 18, the girl discovered the world of burlesque.
It brought together everything Iliana loved so much: dance, music, fashion, and the art of seduction.
In her performances, the dancer began to incorporate ballet techniques more and more, which captivated the audience.
The woman, performing under the stage name Frostina Shayk, gained immense popularity.
“I love the order and discipline required in ballet. Moreover, I incorporate most of my body postures, hand movements, and gestures from ballet grace. This makes me feel strong and attractive,” says Frostina.