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ABT brought Swan Lake to Australia earlier this month and I was lucky enough to see it. I wrote a bit of a review, with my favourite moments, favourite characters and general thoughts.

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I spent a bit of time hanging out in an around QPAC during the day hoping to catch a glimpse of the dancers. Instagram was certainly helpful when it came to tracking the company’s movements. If you are interested in ballet, I highly recommend that you follow the dancers on Instagram. Some of them offer fantastic insight into the life backstage, in the wings, in the studios and on tour. I learnt a great deal about ballet by following some of these people.

A members of the corps, Stephanie Williams (wheresmytutu) gave a bit of a glimpse behind the scenes and shared the pain that comes with double-show days.

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Daniil Simkin (daniil) is my favourite person to follow. Not only does he share the most interesting, funny and educational moments from the life backstage, he is also a very talented photographer. He is a great advocate of using social media to break the fourth wall, and following him is rewarding and fun. By the way he is the reason I became interested in ABT.

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Follow James Whiteside (jamesbrucewhite) for the entertainment value.

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Misty Copeland (mistyonpointe) is not my favourite person to follow, as her newsfeed is mostly filled with endorsements and promotions. Interesting things can occasionally can crop up though.

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