we got attacked because we are ballerinas…we did defend ourself!

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    I am Isabelle, 28 years old from Belgium.At first, I must apologize for my terrible english, I hope it will not burn your eyes, I try my best.

    By this thread I just wanted to warn you about what happened to us recently… I follow ballerina lessons for adult since 4 years now.

    So it was the end of the lesson, so as usual, I walk to the dressing room. I was with 3 others ballerinas. I opened the door and saw a man holding my handbags and some others. It has took me few seconds to realise what’s going on until I yell at him.

    His only way to escape was the door I just opened so he ran on our direction and tried to push us.We catch his arm and he punch me in the face!

    We punch him back and pushing him into the dressing room. We were 4 versus him and we surrounding him. We heat him as we could with punch, kick, knee kick…and he quickly he fall to the ground. We kicked him again so he can’t get up. He curl on himself and finally he couldnt move.

    The rest of the student came to help us but he was done already. The teacher tie his hands behind the back. I took in his pocket his phone and wallet to be sure he s not trying to escape while some students called the police.

    We keep him kneeldown like this and the teacher started to question him. She made him admit that he is a drug addict and he did that to pay his product. He admit also it was not the first time and he target only kid dressing room, ballerinas and gymnastic dressing room or old person doing yoga!! We were shocked that he targetting us just because we are dancers!

    After maybe 15 minutes, police came to take him. He was not in good shape. Because of the fight due to police station, he has 2 broken ribs and a “black eye” on half of his face. I just have a little bruise on my face and others dancers just on their arms.

    I just wanted to warn you if there is any dancers in this forum. I really hope that behaviour was due to a crazy man and not from a new “vague of crime” targetting specially dancers.


    Hello im a 34 year old ballerina in training, and I have been in this position too. I’m currently doing the natitlie portman black swan regime.
    Ballerinas are strong and shouldn’t be afraid of anyone. I’m going to keep training, I find my flexibility increasing day by day. Remember to do your training and never forget God decides who lives and dies. A ballerina is beautiful why would, God kill one?



    No I have not heard of this before. I think this man went to where he knew there would be women present and so he attacked. Anyone can be a victim. I am sorry this happened.



    If I compare your English with my ability to speak Dutch, you are far more talented than I am. Don’t put yourself down. You came across perfectly.

    And congrats on fighting back and winning.

    You guys rock!

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