1-3. Kaname étoile
Will Kaname's destiny as ballerina change?
Because she wished to become a great ballerina, Kaname followed Miki-sama and entered in the prestigious ballet of her school. Kaname will secretly develop her talent as ballerina there.
(Source: Chibi Manga)
I wish the author could actually do a shred of research. This is a PROFESSIONAL ballet school, not your shitty local ballet school where you take a short class every week or so. And also, the term ballerina is reserved for the principle dancer of a company, not just any girl who puts on a tutu.
Even when starting at 2 and being flexible and talented will probably not make you a ballet dancer. Ballet dancers have to have an incredible amount of determination, and they can forget about it if they don't have the right body (which isn't just being "skinny", it's very specific! What a shock! Long legs, short torso, small head, sloping shoulders, a long neck, and hyperextended knees are only part of it. Only 2% have these requirements). And even if you do get into a ballet company, you'll be stuck in the Corps de Ballet, who perform in dances in the background only, with no recognition whatsoever.
Dear god, is it so hard to find someone who can actually act the part of the Black Swan Odile?? Why is everyone like, "omg she'z so gud!" Most people in the ballet world, namely in past generations (today's ballerinas are all about extensions and no character), will NOT get praise. Svetlana Zakharova, for example, is good in many roles, but she's often dismissed because she's cold. And that's pretty good acting. Try Natalia Osipova's Kitri, energetic in not only her face but her whole movements. As compared to this "Kaname" girl who can narrow her eyebrows and put on a "menacing" smile. This is sad.
The reason why the only person people bring up as proof that someone can catch up is Misty Copeland is because Misty Copeland's the only person who's done it. There might be more, but there's only a handful in the hundreds of years that ballet has been around. That's because ballet is not something one can catch up on easily, much less in two years to girls training professionally. And guys can start in their teens and they'll be fine, because their role in a ballet is different, so don't bring up any guys, okay?
Not to mention that Kaname started at 14, not 13. At 14, girls are supposed to be pretty good en pointe. And in many schools, they won't accept 12/13 year olds who aren't en pointe. And being ready for pointe takes a long time, in most cases 3 years of rigorous ballet training, bare minimum. To many people, 5 years of ballet. Only Misty Copeland and a few others have completed this in under 2-3 years.
Also, ballet companies are open once you reach 17. So Kaname has to catch up in what, 3 years? By the time that comes, she'll only start pointework, at best.
Effort will, no matter how hard you work, change your capability to become a ballet dancer.
But try hard and you'll get there, amirite?
I don't mean to be rude here, but some things just aren't possible, no matter how hard you try. Don't take inspiration from this manga or any other online kid who's a "ballerina". You'll only end up with broken ankles and blisters.read more