After a painstaking vote counting, taking into account your comments in our original post, plus votes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (thank you all for participating!), we’re back with our Ballet Bracket and it’s time for Round 2!
First, some notes on the results so far:
1) Tamara love: Rojo got LOTS of votes, and not just as Odette but also “off bracket” as Odile!
2) Sophie’s choice: many people suggested the Bolshoi’s Masha Alexandrova should have moved brackets to Kitri. She had more votes there than Kitri runner up Viktoria Tereshkina. On that note, we realise the competition in this particular bracket was super tough and ended up being referred to by many voters as “Sophie’s choice”.
3) How could we forget? In the Aurora bracket, there was a mention for Olesya Novikova, who is indeed a lovely Aurora.
4) Legends: even though we asked readers to vote on dancers they find particularly compelling in 2017, some retired ballerinas got namechecked: Gelsey Kirkland, Aurélie Dupont and Sylvie Guillem amongst them.
How to play Round 2:
- In each bracket – Aurora, Kitri, Odette, Odile – you will find two finalist ballerinas (click on image above to zoom in)
- Which one is your favorite from each of these four sections? Let us know in the comments below, or via any of our social media channels.
- Do share this post with your friends, ask them to vote too.
- The Auroras, Kitris, Odettes and Odiles with the most votes get through to the finals.
We will keep updating this post as we progress to the next round.