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Jimmy Kimmel learns ballet from Misty Copeland

Jimmy and his pal Guillermo even wear tutus for their first class with the famous ballerina

By Andrea Tim | Published: 21 Oct 2015

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live

It seems that Jimmy Kimmel has the makings of a ballet dancer (not ballerina, and definitely not ballerino). When the TV show host and his 'security guard' Guillermo Rodriguez met up with Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre principal dancer told Jimmy that he actually has "really gorgeous legs," much to his delight.

To test them out and identify their weaknesses, Misty had Jimmy and Guillermo do a plié exercise, after which she demonstrated a seemingly effortless barre sequence.

"It should look easy. That's why we train for hours and hours our whole lives," she told them.

Misty proved to be a strict teacher, but one who had faith in her (very inexperienced) students. The result: a stunning performance.

In all seriousness, of course this is was all part of a funny mockumentary, but kudos to Jimmy and Guillermo for their incredible effort. Watch all the way to the end to see their curtain call with Misty and company.

Related: Emma Stone dances like a lunatic in Will Butler's 'Anna'


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