The 13 Best Activewear Pieces, According to Professional Ballerinas


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Their movements may look effortlessly graceful from the mezzanine, but ballet dancers are some of the most hard-core athletes in the world—training and performing for up to six hours a day. In fact, most traditional athletes "train in phases and work towards peaks," Sara Matthews, the director of the Central School of Ballet, once said in an interview. "As a dancer, you are pretty much performing throughout the year."

If anyone is going to be picky about the performance of their workout gear, it's ballerinas. So we decided to do some research to find out professional ballet dancers' current favorite activewear pieces. Want to see the leggings, sports bras, sneakers, and more that ballerinas like Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston swear by? Just keep scrolling.

1. Alo Yoga Amelia Luxe Long Sleeve Crop

2. Lululemon Ease of It All Jumpsuit

3. APL TechLoom Breeze Mesh Sneakers

4. Zella Live in High Waist Leggings


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5. ToeSox Grip Pilates Barre Socks

6. Outdoor Voices Doing Things Bra

7. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Running Shoe


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8. Alo Yoga Highline Lace-Up Performance Leggings

9. Good Citizen Personal Pilates Loops

10. Lululemon Energy Bra


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11. FlipBelt Original

12. Adidas Alphabounce


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13. Athleta Mindset Sweatshirt

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

Amanda Montell
Features Editor
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