Ballet stereotypes: 'Male ballet dancers aren't just there to look pretty'
Ruaidhri Maguire is a professional male ballet dancer from Moneymore, County Londonderry.
He wants to break the stereotypes about male ballet dancers and show that there's a true athleticism in dance.
Ruaidhri, a soloist with the Baltic Opera Ballet in Poland, spends six days a week in the gym to keep up with his intense training regimes.
"There's a true strength behind it and there's a true rawness to being a male ballet dancer," he said.
Video journalist: Emily McGarvey