Jody Sawyer, Center Stage
Last time we checked, the world's obsession with ballerinas seemed to show no sign of slowing down. Whether you love them for their poise and elegance, or making a gruelling art form seem completely effortless, their allure has stood and will continue to stand the test of time.
Though some of us have childhood dance lessons to thank for a taste of ballet life, it's the wonderful world of pop culture that has truly brought all aspects of the art form into our lives. From Natalie Portman's Academy-award winning performance in Black Swan to classics like Billy Elliot, here are the ballerinas from movies, television and music videos that have made our lives that little bit more groovy.