The boys in the ballet

You will spend six days a week leaping and twisting and forcing your body into impossible contortions. On the seventh day, you will rise early to ice inflamed muscles.

You will watch everything you eat because you’ll need to look good in tights. You will earn between $37,000 and $69,000 and be questioned about your sexuality, testosterone levels and ability to get a “real” job. And all for the pleasure of being washed up in your mid-30s.