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Whether tutus were a part of your childhood dreams or Natalie Portman turned you onto the ballet scene in Black Swan (well, her and those Rodarte costumes!), there's something about ballerinas that gets our juices flowing. Of course, while the horror flick (and perhaps your own first-hand experience) highlighted the demands those lithe ladies and gents face, there are plenty of dancers who couple those perma-buns on their heads with wide smiles on their faces. Case in pointe: our very own troupe, Los Angeles Ballet.
If you've caught these stunning performers in action, you know about their magnetizing moves and gorgeous mugs. If not, here's your chance to get to know them en face. Glide through our slideshow to play audience on a practice session, plus read up on each of the members in our Q&A. If this doesn't get sugarplum fairies dancing in your heads, we don't know what will!
Photographed by Lani Trock
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