If you've ever been to the ballet then you're probably aware of the devastating effects that the music and the dancing can have on a person.
Here at HuffPost Style Canada, we're huge fans of ballerinas not only because of their beautiful costumes (#tutusforever) but because of the hard work they put into their craft and their grace and poise. (Also, we can't help but be obsessed with a good ballerina love story.)
Enter: The Ballerina Project, a series of photographs by Dane Shitagi who captures the gorgeous gazelles mid-dance in interesting settings; anywhere but the stage.
From South Beach, Miami and a Brooklyn, NY street to a Hawaiian waterfall and a streetcar in Toronto, these unexpected photos, which are also posted on Instagram, capture the strength and beauty of the professional ballerinas and quite frankly will make you weep with joy.
But don't take our word for it, check them out yourself: