The Dancers & Dogs project started suddenly when the photographer pair Kelly Pratt and Ian Kreidich had to photograph dancers and dogs. The couple works for the ballet company Saint Louis Ballet and travels the United States photographing dancers in rehearsals for performances. Launched in 2017, they would never have imagined that the project would become the success it is today, with more than 110 thousand followers on Instagram and a book launched.

They have recently launched a project called Muttcracker, where St. Louis Ballet dancers are photographed with shelter dogs (and cats) that are up for adoption! This is a popular project that was carried out in the last 3 years.

And here's what the authors told Bored Panda: "Muttcracker is our fun take on the holiday favorite, The NutcrackerMuttcracker started in 2018 as a side project to our popular Dancers & Dogs photo project, which was published here as well. This is the third year in a row that we have partnered with St. Louis Ballet and Stray Rescue of St. Louis. "

More info: Instagram | dancersanddogs.com

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ArhomR
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He looks pretty happy to be fairy dusted.

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"The dancers from St. Louis Ballet dress in costumes from their production The Nutcracker and pose with animals (dogs and cats) up for adoption from Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Images and videos will be released daily on our social media today (Nov. 18th) through Christmas. We felt that we just had to continue Muttcracker in 2020 since so many people have had a hard time this year and need to experience a little joy. This project has been trendy and has been featured in People Magazine, Fox news affiliates, The Hallmark Channel, Dance Magazine, and all other Dance Media outlets. And the best news is that we have been 100% successful in helping the animals find homes! Stray Rescue of St. Louis is dedicated to saving all animals, no matter their condition or background. Some of these cats and dogs come from very desperate situations, including being abused, malnourished, and even shot."

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

My favourite!

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Love that the doggo is in step.

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"This year they have taken in more animals than ever, not only from the St. Louis area but also from surrounding states and even some Caribbean islands. We love showing these animals, that were once on the streets and un-cared for, in such a sweet, loving, and whimsical light. The dancers from St. Louis Ballet have been so amazing to volunteer their time to help these animals find loving homes. Susan Erhart, the Wardrobe Master from St. Louis Ballet, also takes time out of her schedule to do early costume fittings with the dancers and uses her beautiful costumes for this project."

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Definitely not a person
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5 months ago

I’ll take this one too

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Red
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5 months ago

KITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTY

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5 months ago

They look so happy

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Sarah
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IT'S SO TINY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Andrew Gibb
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5 months ago

he's always happy to dress up and be photographed

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

CUTE DOGGY

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

I want to cuddle with that dog

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Love this photo!

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

love it. The doggy's are really nice

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ArhomR
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5 months ago (edited)

Adorable. The little toe beans under the dancer’s leg.

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chillchillpill
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5 months ago

La Bayadère : )

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Good boy!

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Aww

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Pink
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5 months ago

Dogs are like "I'm so done with this."

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Cute.

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Prince Charming and the kitty.

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Happy Days
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5 months ago

that dog is uninpressed

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Thats one way to give a treat.

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Lovely picture. Just saying, that must be a awkward pose

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Is she holding a treat in her right hand?

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AllyBug
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5 months ago

So noble!

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Hello

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catslave6
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5 months ago

This is a very cool dog. I love the dog's pointy little head. ;>)

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Magic!

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

THE DOG IS UNBEARABLY CUTE!!!

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AllyBug
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5 months ago

Kinda off-topic, but I LOVE her costume!

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AllyBug
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5 months ago

They are so tiny and precious!!

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AllyBug
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5 months ago

Cat in the Hat!

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Love this older pupper best. He’s tolerating her.

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Yay, another dog

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

That’s so sweet.

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Maya Kuntz
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5 months ago

So cuuute

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Cute dogs. Dogs are awesome and amazing

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Dogs are so awesome and cute

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Nice dog. Btw, that must be an awkward pose

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AllyBug
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5 months ago

I would marry him if he was proposing with the kitten!

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AllyBug
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5 months ago

Love the coloring on that little bean!

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Adorable

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Nice kitty. I just want to adopt it

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BoredPanda is awesome
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5 months ago

Love the outfit and cat!

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Not looking any too happy.

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Rainbow puppy
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5 months ago

So cute!!

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manon M
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5 months ago

I hope this puppy has found the life and the confidence it deserves ♥️

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Still not sure