Behind The Scenes With A Ballerina In VR

Behind The Scenes With A Ballerina In VR

Look around inside this 360-degree video

The world of the elite ballerina is one of sore limbs and lithe bodies, demanding rehearsals and cavernous theaters. Sarah Lane, a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, danced through it all as she prepared the title role in “The Sleeping Beauty” in Manhattan.


The Wall Street Journal used a 360-degree virtual reality camera to record Ms. Lane in the preparations for her performance. With this new medium, viewers can take an intimate backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera House, sharing Ms. Lane’s experience in the rehearsal studio, the make-up room, and standing in the wings, waiting to go on.


Watch the video in this article on your computer or mobile device. The latest version of the WSJ app is required. To learn more about the WSJ’s virtual-reality efforts, visit

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