Is there anything more romantic than the ballet? Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet — all the most famous ballets are love stories, which is why our Disney-esq hearts were sent fluttering when we discovered two of the principal artists in The Australian Ballet just got engaged!
Guo Chengwu, 27, and Ako Kondo, 25, announced their engagement on Instagram in mid-September, and the ring is gorgeous. Over the last few years Guo (originally from China) and Ako (from Japan) have danced together as the main protagonists in many of ballet's great romances, and now they are part of their own! On Instagram Ako often refers to Guo as her Prince Charming and Guo calls Ako his Swan Queen. Yep, our hearts just burst. These two are giving us totally unachievable couple goals . . . unless we start taking ballet classes now . . .
Scroll to see all the sweet moments and epic performances Ako and Guo have shared on Instagram. They're so beautiful you might cry.