insta files friday: the most awesome ballet dancers

we want to be them when we grow up

It might be a little too late for us to make a career switch to the ballet (that usually happens around 7 years old), but we can still dream, can't we? And these 10 Instagram accounts of ballerinas (and ballerinos?) from all over the world are awesome sources of daydream material. Whether it's a dance class pic worthy of Degas, an arabesque shot against a cityscape, or a snap of a costume sent from heaven, ballerinas know how to Instagram (and how to work a filter—black and white much?). Check out the gallery for our pics of the best dancer accounts and then follow them all for a peek behind the velvet curtain. And find out what it's really like to have everyone's childhood dream job.