When watching a ballet performance and admiring the strength, grace, and sheer talent of the dancers, your first reaction is probably, "Wow!" For nondancers, the entire world of ballet can seem mysterious; tales of rigorous training, broken bones, and steep competition never fail to pique interest in the art form. And though we've heard from professional ballerinas about their workout regimens and dancer diets, there are plenty of things that we've always wanted to know about being a male dancer in the world of ballet.
That's why we're so excited about a recent Reddit AMA from a 17-year-old semi-pro dancer, in which he discusses everything from harmful stereotypes to exactly how guys deal with the, uh, tights situation. And while you might have a healthy appreciation for male dancers' toned physiques, prepare to feel even more impressed after reading about his daily exercise and workload.