5 Dancers and Their Cats You Need to Meet Right Meow
There’s nothing more purrrrfect than some fabulous trinas and their feline friends. We’re not kitten: These bonds are paw-sitively adorable! From hanging out backstage to working out together and more, these pairs will pas de chat their way straight into your heart.
1. New York City Ballet principal Gonzalo Garcia and Gordo
Posing below with NYCB principal Megan Fairchild, Gonazalo’s cat Gordo is one of the most important (and, arguably, one of the fluffiest) things in his life. The pair do everything together, like taking lazy Sunday naps and applying for dual citizenship. Gordo was was even featured on NYCB’s Insta, casually living out a million dancers’ dreams.
2. Miami City Ballet corps member Ella Titus and Gatsby
Titus is a cat lady and proud of it. Her Insta is FILLED with glam shots of her cat Gatsby—who looks like one amazing cuddle buddy. But when it matters, Gatsby’s there egging Titus on in her dance career, acting as her dance partner, travel companion, and personal trainer.
3. New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette and Boon
Lovette rescued her adorable feline friend last year, and has since urged others to do the same. From snuggles with tutu boxes to snuggles with pointe shoes, Boon now lives vicariously through Lovette and her incredible dance career.
4. Los Angeles Ballet principal Petra Conti and Misiu
There’s only one thing that could make an Odette tutu even better—and that’s a cat to go with it. Conti and fellow LA Ballet principal Eris Nezha are the proud parents of two Siberian cats, Misiu and Frida. You can follow these fluff balls on their very own Insta, which they share with the couple’s four parakeets.
5. American Ballet Theatre principal Herman Cornejo and Mila
Nothing says true love like letting a foot—especially a dancer’s foot—scratch your chin. And if this isn’t a big enough testament to these two’s relationship, their matching outfits for this year’s World Cup definitely are.