“Why does she dance?” Ask Aaralyn and like in the movie LEAP, she will share with you her soul for it! Dance is a celebration of the expressive arts for Aaralyn and gives a particular added grace in overall performance.
Aaralyn is equally happy performing on live stage or first-take acting on set in front of the camera and loves to share in celebrating performances of others.
Did you know Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis not only did an intense amount of training for Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky – but it probably won’t also surprise you that both had previous ballet experience. Others in Hollywood started their dramatic careers in ballet.
Zoe Saldana began her theatrical career in ballet and dance in “Center Stage”. “That was the beginning of a beautiful … romance,” she has said.
Summer Glau began her career as a delicate ballerina before transitioned to acting after suffering an injury. “I grew up being a ballet dancer, so I’m very comfortable doing physical roles,” she once told The Onion A.V. Club.
Mia Wasikowska whom Aaralyn is a BIG fan of best known for traveling down the rabbit hole in “Alice in Wonderland,” but she began her career pursuing the fairy tales of “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker.” She trained as a ballerina until she was 15… Ballet has since helped form an enriched appreciation for Mia when it comes to filmmaking.
Best known for her roles in “Kick-Ass” and “Hot Tub Time Machine,” Lyndsy Fonesca also started her career as a ballet dancer. And it says something about the rigor of dance that so many actresses transition so casually from leotards to kicking butt onscreen.
Zhang Ziyi has thrilled us with her elegant martial arts in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” and “Rush Hour 2.” But she’s actually not even trained in martial arts, she’s trained in dance thanks to the Beijing Dance Academy.
Lea Thompson won scholarships to multiple ballet schools, and danced with multiple companies, including The American Ballet Theatre. She danced in over 45 ballets with the ABT before she co-starred in Back To the Future.
Penelope Cruz was originally a ballerina! She studied classical ballet for nine years at Spain’s National Conservatory before starring in Nine.