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Shake blends burlesque and ballet in her body-positive dance [Photo: Instagram/FrostineShake] F...

This Plus-Size Ballerina Is All Kinds Of Inspiring

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Shake blends burlesque and ballet in her body-positive dance [Photo: Instagram/FrostineShake]

Frostine Shake is an inspiration to anyone who’s dreamed of a career in dance and been made to feel like they didn’t fit the mould in terms of body shape. 

The plus-size model and makeup artist hails from Texas and she’s also a dancer - blending her classic ballet training with burlesque to express herself and explore her body in a positive way.

Shake told BuzzFeed how she quit her childhood ballet lessons due to the pressure she felt to conform to an unachievable body shape.

“I started formal ballet classes at the age of 6 or 7 and continued until I was 16 or 17,” she said.

“I just could not meet the demands of my instructors, and I didn’t really want to either,” she added.

Though she didn’t turn her back on dance for good - at 18 she discovered burlesque and found it helped her feel more in tune with her body.

“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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