Small, lithe, skinny: 23-year-old Erik Cavanaugh is none of the things that you’d traditionally associate with ballet dancers – but that doesn’t stop the pizza parlour worker from being spectacularly light on his feet.

Cavanaugh, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has become an online star after the New York Post featured a compilation of his moves in a video on Facebook. In the clip, the beefy dancer and choreographer can be seen pulling off a series of impressive moves, including multiple pirouettes.

Since then, Cavanaugh’s Instagram account has exploded . Videos and pictures of his impressive feats have been thousands of times by other users, helping him in his quest to  “change the mind and shape of dancers”.


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