Miami City Ballet Soloist Nathalia Arja Teaches a Professional Football Player How to Dance (Sort Of)
Putting an elite ballerina next to an NFL player is inherently comedic. There’s the sheer size difference, to begin with, and the contrasting nature of their movement quality. But when the context of such an unexpected pairing is that Miami City Ballet soloist Nathalia Arja (sporting what has to be her favorite leotard) will give New England Patriots tight end Robert Gronkowski “a ballet lesson,” you know you’re in for an especially absurd time.
Gronkowski is approximately three times bigger than Arja, who, despite having a firecracker reputation onstage, barely comes up to his armpit. Gronkowski is noted for his agility on the field, but he’s hopelessly inept at mimicking Arja. Though, to be fair, he has hops.