Ballerinas from the St. Louis Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” recently got on their toes with shelter dogs to help them get adopted. Yep. Ballerinas and dogs. And it was breathtaking.
Dressed to the nines in their most elegant tutus and costumes, the dancers helped turn Stray Rescue of St. Louis into a winter wonderland — just like in the Nutcracker ballet. And it was all to help shine a light on adoptable dogs and cats at the shelter.
Get on your toes
The special event is the brainchild of photographers Kelly Pratt and Ian Kreidich, who wanted to show the dogs and cats in a magical light.
Seeing pets outside the drab world of shelter life not only brings out their true personality but also helps potential adopters see them as future family members.
Up, up, and away
You may recognize Pratt and Kreidich’s work from their Dancers and Dogs photo series, now available as a book and calendar.
Jump for dogs
The dancers got on their toes, flew through the air with the greatest of ease, and even did the splits while posing with adoptable dogs and cats from the shelter. The fun-loving photos bring the smiles from ear to ear.
We’ve got our fingers crossed these aww-inducing photos will help the dogs and cats of Stray Rescue find their forever homes in time for the holidays.
Watch how the ballerinas and dogs came together
You can follow Dancers and Dogs on their website, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with their latest projects.
When you buy the Dancers and Dogs book, partial proceeds will help benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Win-win!