Coming from the Dark/Light Academia genre, Ballet Academia takes aspects from many of the different academias and focuses them on ballet and the ballet world. It takes the already present romanticism of ballets themselves and gears it towards the academia culture.


Ballet Academia activities are either learning about ballet or activities relating to it, such as:

  • Learning some French so you can understand some of Ballet's specific words.
  • Memorizing terminology, the translations, and the steps
  • Obsessively stretching and strengthening while studying (doing homework in your splits)
  • Knowing the plot points and characters of the major ballets
  • Learning variations off of the internet
  • Listening to ballet soundtracks and being able to name them when they come up in media
  • Starting taking ballet classes as an adult because you're never too old


Clothing for this aesthetic is elegant and graceful, and are usually dancing leotards or performance dresses.


  • Black, white, and nude leotards
  • Pastel coloured sundresses (preferable white or pink)
  • Button blouses
  • Long, elegant dresses
  • Wrap sweaters
  • Halter necks
  • Bodysuits


  • Romantic length tutus
  • Baggy leg warmers and warm up clothes
  • Ballerina skirts


  • Tights (pink and skin color)
  • Ballet flats
  • Translucent stockings


  • Flower crowns
  • Ribbons
  • Bobby pins (to keep your hair in place)
  • Small jewellry that won't get in the way (think small, whimsical earrings)
  • Veils


  • Tulle
  • Sheer
  • Feathers


  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Bolshoi (2017)
  • The Red Shoes (1948)
  • An American in Paris (1951)
  • Billy Elliot (2000)
  • Suspiria (2018)
  • Swan Lake
  • Giselle
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Professionally filmed ballet performances


  • Tiny Pretty Things
  • Shiny Broken Pieces
  • Dancing in the Dark


  • Princess Tutu


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