A to Z with Fabrice Calmels, Model and World's Tallest Ballet Dancer
Joffrey Ballet principal dancer Fabrice Calmels, the Guinness world record-holder for tallest ballet dancer in the world, loves jumps, leaps, and muscle cars. Get to know IMG Models's newest signee from A to Z.
Released on 11/14/2016
Hi, my name is Fabrice.
And this is my alphabet.
I give 200 percent, and it is aggressive.
The balance in life, and also because,
with ballet, we balance so much.
Chicago, where the company that nurtured me
and gave me a chance.
The ballet form is so refined and so precise.
You are being admired by many people.
You gotta remain humble.
For stands for Fabrice.
It's not like the the spray, Febreeze.
Gene Kelly, the man who triggered this passion for dance.
I am 6'7, the tallest ballet dancer in the world,
and I'm kind of proud of that. (laughing)
I think it's really important as a ballet dancer
to take care of your body, to invest in yourself.
This is the thing I really like to do in ballet.
Kindness, because it's really important
to relate with your others, and care.
That has been my skill.
And I'm proud of that too.
I'll lift you!
I'll lift you too.
Maman, in French meaning Mom.
Mom, it's a shout-out for you.
This is N actually.
Opera de Paris.
The school that gave me six years
of my best ballet training.
Passion gives the drive every day to continue.
Because it is something that I have to improve to be able
to match the dancers who are actually half my size.
Because it is something that I'm really incapable to do.
I'm a huge fan of muscle cars.
I have a 1967 Firebird.
T stands for tour en l'air.
It's a double rotation in the air.
I was told that I would never be able to be a ballet dancer.
Everything's possible if you do have the passion
and the heart for it.
My astrological sign.
I still write with a quill,
X-ray, because I've been in that machine quite a few times.
Y stands for yogurt.
You take like the big scoop, it's just like, ooh.