It is a great tragedy for dance history that iconic ballet partnerships like Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev or Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov weren't able to document their backstage shenanigans on social media. (Okay, maybe not a great tragedy, but you have to admit that you're curious.)
Lucky for us, that isn't the case with today's star dancers—like American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside, aka The Cindies. These two aren't just onstage partners. They're serious #BestieGoals. Our evidence, as documented on Instagram, is as follows:
They occasionally get carried away with Snapchat filters together.
Their response to the #nickpalmquistchallenge was beyond fabulous.
Did we mention that their friendship has its own hashtag?
They did this for Halloween:
And this at ABT's Fall Gala:
But they don't just goof together—The Cindies also have a fantastic onstage partnership.
And they're super supportive of each other, like when James tagged along to see Bella's debut with Paris Opéra Ballet.
Or when Bella offered to be James' pillow after a grueling show.
Basically, they're the cutest, and we're never going to stop loving this friendship.