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5 ft 5 inches translates to about 93 pounds for girls according to this height weight chart, which the internationally renowned Bolshoi Ballet follows. It's truly hard not to wonder if this is truly a safe thing to participate in and reminds us of the gruel and pain that go behind putting on those effortless looking movements on stage. But should anything be done about those arguably eating-disorder-conducive requirements? Can anything be done about it?
Contributed by Lucy Zhang