CULTURE & ARTS

Peek Inside The Cutthroat World Of The New York City Ballet

Whether or not you actually intend on wearing toe shoes within your lifetime, you can briefly experience the high-intensity life of a ballet dancer in city.ballet, AOL's ongoing series documenting the lives of New York City's rising stars.

In this week's episode, "Soloists," dancers discuss the difficulty of soloist ranking -- a seniority based ranking system that can chip away at a dancer's confidence. Check our the fourth installment of the series above and see the entire project here.

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