Leaping Into Leap Year With Osipova

February 28, 2016

Happy Leap Year! Today is that weird day that happens once every four years when we add an extra date onto our February calendar. So what better way to celebrate than with one of dance’s biggest leapers of all? Here, I leave you with two videos of the exuberant Natalia Osipova.

Here’s the Queen of Jump in the Act I entrance from Don Quixote.


And even more impressive, perhaps, is her huge petite allegro in Giselle. (Carlos Acosta isn’t bad himself.) Do not stop watching before you get to the 1:10 mark.


Maybe, someday, we can all jump like Osipova. Get a little closer with these tips.



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