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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

Transcript

00:01
Hi, my name is Fabrice.
00:03
And this is my alphabet.
00:04
Aggressive.
00:05
I give 200 percent, and it is aggressive.
00:09
The balance in life, and also because,
00:11
with ballet, we balance so much.
00:14
Chicago, where the company that nurtured me
00:17
and gave me a chance.
00:18
Details.
00:19
The ballet form is so refined and so precise.
00:22
Ego.
00:23
You are being admired by many people.
00:25
You gotta remain humble.
00:27
For stands for Fabrice.
00:28
It's not like the the spray, Febreeze.
00:30
Gene Kelly, the man who triggered this passion for dance.
00:34
Height.
00:35
I am 6'7, the tallest ballet dancer in the world,
00:38
and I'm kind of proud of that. (laughing)
00:42
I think it's really important as a ballet dancer
00:44
to take care of your body, to invest in yourself.
00:46
This is the thing I really like to do in ballet.
00:49
Kindness, because it's really important
00:51
to relate with your others, and care.
00:55
That has been my skill.
00:56
And I'm proud of that too.
00:58
I'll lift you!
01:00
I'll lift you too.
01:01
Maman, in French meaning Mom.
01:03
Mom, it's a shout-out for you.
01:05
This is N actually.
01:06
(laughing)
01:08
Next letter.
01:08
Opera de Paris.
01:10
The school that gave me six years
01:11
of my best ballet training.
01:14
Passion gives the drive every day to continue.
01:18
Quick.
01:19
Because it is something that I have to improve to be able
01:22
to match the dancers who are actually half my size.
01:25
Because it is something that I'm really incapable to do.
01:29
Sports car.
01:29
I'm a huge fan of muscle cars.
01:32
I have a 1967 Firebird.
01:35
T stands for tour en l'air.
01:37
It's a double rotation in the air.
01:39
Underdog.
01:40
I was told that I would never be able to be a ballet dancer.
01:44
Everything's possible if you do have the passion
01:46
and the heart for it.
01:48
Virgo.
01:48
My astrological sign.
01:50
I still write with a quill,
01:52
and ink.
01:53
X-ray, because I've been in that machine quite a few times.
01:57
Y stands for yogurt.
01:58
You take like the big scoop, it's just like, ooh.
02:03
And Z.
02:05
Ze end.