{ pirouette }

This year's Oscars are long over. "Black Swan" has come out on DVD. But that hasn't ended America's love of ballerina's. Most girls probably have a ballet class or two in their past. Even I took a ballet class at the Cultural Arts Center in my hometown for a week. I loved it until one day I realized that as I scarfed down the McDonald's Happy Meals my dad would bring for me, the other girls were sharing a stalk of celery. I clearly didn't have the discipline. What kept me going was my undying love for tutu's and my determination to become a Sugar Plum Fairy. The sparkle...the sparkle! Looking at these ballerina-inspired photos really takes me back to that summer. Gee...now I want chicken nuggets.