Meet The Dogs Who Hang Out At The Ballet To Reduce Stress

Stumble upon the hashtag #dogsofabt and you’ll be introduced to one of “the worlds largest” adorable rehearsals of the American Ballet Theater.

The New York-based fellowship gives dancers to produce their puppies to undertaking, both at home in NYC and when they are on the road touring. A scroll through Instagram will give you just a penchant of what the institution actually consider this to be. There are not just one or two or three puppies infesting the studios of the nearly 80 -year-old company. There are many.

There’s Hudson, a 9-month-old English sheepdog; Cora and Maya, 4-year-old shih tzus; Sofie, a 2-year-old yorkiepoo; Ranger, a 4-year-old terrier desegregate; Jimi and Lua, 12 -year-old dachshunds; and the oft-featured Pickles, a 6-year-old Shiffon( Shih Tzu/ Brussels Griffon desegregate ). The inventory goes on.

You can see a group shot of the lucky puppies, thanks to a see from the beloved pet photographer, the Dogist, one of several photographers who’ve ventured to ABT to captivate the canine habit. In summary, the studios are crowding with puppies and you probably had no idea.

What caused the pro-dog plan at ABT? A need to alleviate stress, of course.

“Because it’s a very stressful work environment, there’s so much competition — it’s friendly tournament — it’s exceedingly exhausting, emotionally and physically, ” artistic executive Tina Escoda explained to The Wall Street Journal. “The dogs provided with a great succour .~ ATAGEND”

According to a 2009 survey in Veterinary Clinics of Northern america, “pet ownership, or only being in the fact that there is a attendant swine, is associated with health benefits, including improvements in mental, social, and physiologic health status.” Both college campuses and professional work lieu have experimented with domesticated regiman as an anxiety reducer.

And it turns out there’s a record of producing puppies into the ballet studio to improve cut through the tension. Escoda, who danced with the company in the 1980 s when Mikhail Baryshnikov was director, remembers touring with golden retrievers and Dalmatians.

If this doesn’t represent you desire the ballet even more, you’re clearly a monster.

Trying to stay awake through Swan Lake rehearsal. #dogsofabt

A photo posted by Lauren Post (@ laurenclaire8 8) on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm PST

Natash … #ballerina #dogsofnyc #pointeshoes studios #dogsofabt

A photo posted by Luciana Voltolini (@ lucianavoltolini) on Oct 9, 2014 at 11:47 am PDT

Got to hang with ABT’s newest addition today! Meet Craig Salstein’s little puppy, Laughter. #dogsofabt

A photo posted by Lauren Post (@ laurenclaire8 8) on Nov 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm PST

Pickles reallllly craved some of my apple. #dogsofabt @laurenclaire88

A photo posted by Alexandra Basmagy Diaz (@ alexbasmagy_diaz) on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm PST

@tballerina7 and Riley before “diamond” rehearsal with Alexei Ratmansky today #dogsofabt @abtofficial

A photo posted by Isabella Boylston (@ isabellaboylston) on Jan 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm PST

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