Ballerina Kate Moss
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 March 2010
Supermodel Kate Moss is to team up with legendary ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov for a new short film
Kate Moss is set to become a ballerina.
The supermodel is working on a piece with legendary ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov for a short film by renowned choreographer and director Michael Clark.
The 36-year-old beauty - who famously pole danced in a music video for The White Stripes and is renowned for her partying lifestyle - has been taking private lessons with Michael and will undertake an intense three-month training regime before filming begins in July.
A source is quoted by the MailOnline website as saying: "Kate has to be fit, healthy and looking good, so her late nights and heavy partying have to be reduced. I know that she is very happy to do that and has talked about wanting to get fit and healthy herself. It will be a movie made for them so she doesn't have to be a prima ballerina, even though she is having classes."
Michael believes the duet between Kate and Mikhail - who played Carrie Bradshaw's Russian boyfriend Alexander Petrovsky in the 'Sex and the City' TV series - will be fascinating to watch because of their different backgrounds.
The source added: "Baryshnikov is a beautiful man but he is in his 60s so you don't ask him to jump really high or do this or do that. It will be interesting because it will be about them. In Michael's eye as a film-maker, the movement of the camera dances already by itself. It will be an extremely interesting collaboration and the film will be the result of the dance.
"It will be shown at some sort of fund-raiser but if anything it will go into a gallery where everybody can see it. I think that is how Michael sees it."
Baryshnikov started his career with the Kirov Ballet in St Petersburg, Russia, before defecting to Canada in 1974.