(88) Shelby Williams, Creator of Instagram’s ‘Biscuit Ballerina’

Posted by on 04.16.2018

Shelby Williams, Biscuit Ballerina. ¬†On this week’s podcast, our guest is Shelby Williams, dancer at the Royal Ballet Of Flanders, and creator of internet sensation Biscuit Ballerina. Shelby began her career with Houston Ballet II, before shortly moving on to several major companies in Europe. In addition to the Royal Ballet Of Flanders, she has danced with Dresden Ballet, Barcelona Ballet and Ballet D’Europe.

Shelby created an alternate instagram personality ‘Biscuit Ballerina’, a hysterical parody starring a technically deficient, and bafflingly confident dancer butchering her way through the classical canon. While these videos are riotously funny, they are also Shelby’s commentary on how perfection obsessed ballet dancers can be. Today we talk to Shelby about her own dancer career, how ‘biscuit ballerina’ was born, and what she hopes followers of this persona take away from the account.
If you aren’t following @biscuitballerina on Instagram yet, we highly recommend it. Check out our sponsors: Body Wrappers and Sudio Sweeden (use promo code DANCE at checkout).

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