Monday, May 9, 2016

This Plus-Size Ballerina Proves All Bodies Are Beautiful

Putting the ~baller~ in ballerina.
















Meet Frostine Shake, a 30-year-old makeup artist and model based in Austin, Texas.



Meet Frostine Shake, a 30-year-old makeup artist and model based in Austin, Texas.



Frostine graduated from The University of North Texas with a B.F.A. in fashion design - she documents her gigs on her Instagram @frostineshake.




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Frostine is also a classically trained ballerina.



Frostine is also a classically trained ballerina.



Here, Frostine quickly poses during an impromptu shoot - due to time constraints, her ribbons are untucked.


"I started formal ballet classes at the age of six or seven and continued until I was 16 or 17," Frostine told BuzzFeed.




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When she was a teenager, Frostine quit ballet because of the pressure she felt to be thin.



When she was a teenager, Frostine quit ballet because of the pressure she felt to be thin.



"I just could not meet the demands of my instructors, and I didn't really want to either," she said.




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When she turned 18, Frostine discovered burlesque.



When she turned 18, Frostine discovered burlesque.



"I started to explore different types of dance that gave me freedom to express myself in a body-positive way," she said. "Burlesque showcased my love of dance, art, music, and fashion."




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