The Joffrey Ballet's Fabrice Calmels Signs with IMG Models

In addition to being one of the Joffrey Ballet's leading dancers, Fabrice Calmels is now an IMG model. He joins the ranks of modeling superstars like Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls. In fact, Calmels got his start twirling around with Kloss in a Versace video:


At over 6'6'' tall, Calmels holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the world's tallest ballet dancer, so he's pretty well proportioned for the modeling world. While it's not unusual for dancers to wear couture costumes onstage (think New York City Ballet's annual Fall Gala) or even design their own lines of apparel, it's less common for them to do double duty as performers and models. New York City Ballet corps member Miriam Miller, for example, is signed to the Wilhelmina modeling agency, but she often turns down opportunities because they interfere with her dance schedule.

We'll keep a lookout for Calmels as he conquers the fashion industry with his razor-sharp cheekbones and dancer's presence.

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