This Plus Sized Ballerina Has Become Viral On The Internet
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Published: May 13, 2016

Erik Cavanaugh defied all stereotypes that are generally connected with ballerina.  The 23- year old dancer works in a pizza parlour and dances in his spare time. He is not skinny or small like traditional ballet dancers, but his moves are amazing.

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Cavanaugh gained popularity recently when the the New York Post featured couple of his dancing videos on their Facebook page.

Here is the video that is doing rounds on social media!

Size does not matter says Cavanaugh

 “It’s been kind of insane, I know that I don’t look like a typical dancer. The Internet isn’t expecting me to jump high and things like that.”

He has become viral because of his ability to dance with grace even after being plus sized. He hopes to change the mind shape of dancers’ with his videos and photographs


 “I try not to let any of it bother me,” Cavanaugh says of the few negative responses his dancing has received. “I am not ashamed of who I am. I’m just trying to inspire children that may look like myself that all dreams are capable.”

Most of his short videos, showing the dancer performing flawless pirouettes or leaps through the air, are captioned with motivational words such as “Be who you want to be not what someone else tells who you can’t be,” and “Dreams are possible for those who work and push themselves!”

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