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Megan Fairchild  NYCB Ballerina | 2014 Broadway Revival of On the Town | Cole Haan collaborator | Ask Megan! Podcast on iTunes | Fordham Math/Econ Grad

This Pilates puppy makes my workout so much easier!!! Been busting my booty with @lhurt51347 twice a week for the past two weeks and itโ€™s making all the difference!!!! Finding the flexibility back in my hamstrings as well as more strength in my inner thighs, pelvic floor and ankles again!!! Still careful not to do crunches because of my diastasis, but starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! Today we did 2 hours after I went to company class and Iโ€™m loving every minute of it!!! Thank you Laurie!!!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป #pilates #postpartum #ballerina #comeback #gracie

Snuck back into company class this weekend and it was AMAZING!!! I have always been a company class taker my entire career. As a young principal, it was the only way to bond with my colleagues during the day as my rehearsals were often very solitary experiences. I โค๏ธ my colleagues and am so happy to be back! Now... for an epsom salt bath!!! ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks as always @devinalberda for capturing our most special moments at work!!!! #postpartum #10weekspostpartum #ballerina

Getting stronger everyday!!! Hoping to join company class again soon! Wearing my pointe shoes around the house this week has seriously paid off. Most of the initial pain of putting them back on again is gone, and now I can just focus on getting my ankles strong again. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿค— #babysteps #ballerina #postpartum #10weeks

So grateful for some sky today after yesterdayโ€™s dreary weather! #nofilter #sunset

Gotta start somewhere with these pointe shoes ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ #ballerina #postpartum

My absolute favorite thing is this cheek next to mine. Itโ€™s the best!!! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ

First ballet barre on land (as in not in a pool) since last July. Weirdly scared to do a grande pliรฉ, port de bras front oddly feels like a complicated step that will take weeks to achieve ๐Ÿค”, and my hips arenโ€™t quite sitting right yet to lift my leg properly. Also put on my pointe shoes and did some relevรฉs. That felt... painful lol. Itโ€™s like starting from scratch. Should be an interesting journey. But I am SO up for the challenge. Just trying to remember little baby ๐Ÿ‘ถ ๐Ÿ˜‰steps day-by-day will add up to a lot in just one week. Iโ€™ve never had a major injury in my career, never been out for longer than a week or two here or there, so this is my first time learning how to put it all back together again. I thought coming back from Broadway would be similar but it is nothing like this come back. I have to develop every muscle all over again. Trying to remind myself that just 2 months ago I had major surgery and I have already come such a long way!!! (FYI my brace is to repair my diastasis. Itโ€™s already brought my abdominal muscles closer together since I started wearing one week ago!) ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป #postpartum #training #ballerina #patience #balletbarre

A special memory from 2018... what was originally intended to be some rehearsal footage to make sure we liked our angles, ended up capturing the last moment @joaquindeluz and I would ever dance together. This was before our DC tour in March, on a day off to stay in shape, and I never made it to the actual performance that week bc pregnancy hormones had already gone to work in my body, and my foot became too unstable to perform. Iโ€™m 2 months pregnant in this clip and Joaquin retired this fall. I love that I have this memory saved forever, I love that you can see a tiny baby bump starting to appear and I love that we finished off our last moments dancing together with a big high five. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป So looking forward to 2019 and coming back to the stage!!! New Years Resolution is to become a ballerina again... no biggie ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ And find a new partner ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿง๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ Will miss you Joaquin!! #zakouski #ballerina #ballerinamom #partners #lastdance

Motherhood: learning to multi-task, using one hand to get things done, shifting priorities like making sure to shower, no longer sleeping through a whole night, being spit up and pooped on daily, constantly looking for a nearby binky, learning patience with my body and most importantly.... loads of snuggles, kisses and quality time. Loving my @lalabubaby tank that basically turns me into a kangaroo with my little one always close by. She loves it as much as I do. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ

Back in the studio!!!! Gyrotonic that is โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰ So proud of my good friend and gyro teacher @gyroemily for opening up her own gorgeous studio on Riverside and 61st St!!! Lots of towers, big bright windows and such a beautiful space!!! Go to riversidewellnessnyc.com to book your appointment and feel amazing!!! So grateful for her expertise to help me continue to fix my diastasis and rebuild my abdominal muscles after pregnancy. #gyro #riverside #wellness

If youโ€™ve grown up with a different Nutcracker version like I have, this โ€œextraโ€ music is always difficult mentally because you feel the variation should be over by now. But no! Must do 20 more relevรฉs! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ’• #thetag #sugarplum #part3 #nutcracker #christmas #balanchine

More Sugar Plum Christmas cheer... my favorite part... turns coming down center. Or also known as the part we all rehearse a TON!!! ๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŒฒ ๐Ÿญ #sugarplum #part2 #nutcracker

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