Ernestine Pastorello is creating ballet burlesque
6
patrons
$102
per month
High art and sensuality have been inextricably intertwined since long before Ruebens ever lifted a paintbrush; and nowhere does one see this more than in the form of ballet. It is the idiom that wrings the juice of the juiciest fruit from the Goblin Market; it exists deep in the land of nymphs; it displays the flesh and bones of Homo sapiens such that one cannot but relate to the vision of it through one’s own body. The mere sight of the ballet dancer evokes physical sensation.

I fell in love with ballet at the age of 7. This love has led me on a winding path, through a forest of beautiful choreographers and crushing disappointments, and, above all, a unique and rarified communion with my animal body. It’s the sort of thing that people notice in the street, on the subway; in line at the coffee shop, they ask me if I’m a dancer. I say yes. It is who I am.

It makes sense that we are conspicuous. We are a different species.

Hence, we don’t always fit into this world.

However, via Patreon, I am able to share with you my avid love of my art. I have recruited a dedicated team to capture me on film and get it to you on these metal boxes we all have. My dearest wish is that these small films will pull you—if only briefly—out of your place and time, into my rarified air up here where my toes are clouds and the floor is home and the only limitation is my proficiency in explication of deepest soul.

Join me. Engage with this voyage, departing shortly, via hot air balloon, and allow your entire self and your entire animal body to react, freed from the weight of the terrestrial, where we all must dwell at least some of the time.

For your pledge, you with receive monthly doses of my arms, legs, feet, heart. Clothing will only be used when necessary, to frame the line of the art.

In gratitude for this platform for a long-dormant self,
Ernestine
Tiers
Sailor
$5 or more per month

Sailors will receive access to monthly videos of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess in a variety of ways in a variety of juicy outfits.

Mate
$15 or more per month

First mates will receive: 

Access to monthly videos of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess in a variety of ways AND 

-First looks at new photo shoots, delivered right to your e-mail inbox AND

-A monthly handwritten update from Ernestine (can be delivered digitally)

Boatswain, a.k.a. the "Saucy Sailor"
$50 or more per month

Bo'suns will receive:

-Access to a monthly video of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess AND 

-First looks at new photo shoots delivered straight to your e-mail inbox AND 

-Select garments (stockings, tights, etc.), delivered to you after wearing AND 

-A monthly handwritten update from Ernestine (can be delivered digitally) AND

-The opportunity to ask Ernestine "ballerina questions" that she will answer in a future post or video

Quartermaster
$75 or more per month

Quartermasters will receive: 

-Access to monthly videos of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess AND 

-First looks at new photo shoots, delivered straight to your e-mail inbox AND 

-A monthly handwritten update from Ernestine (can be delivered digitally)

-Will receive a 10% discount at The Siren's Boudoir, Ernestine's handmade corset shop

-May make special requests for future videos, including private videos AND

-The opportunity to ask Ernestine "ballerina questions" that she will answer in a future post or video AND

-Access to additional, awesome "behind the scenes" videos revealing the process of filming and candid moments of Ernestine being Ernestine...

Captain
$500 or more per month

Captains will receive: 

-Access to monthly videos of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess AND 

-First looks at new photo shoots delivered straight to your e-mail inbox AND 

-Select garments (stockings, tights, etc.), delivered to you after wearing if desired AND 

-A monthly handwritten update from Ernestine (can be delivered digitally) AND

-A 10% discount at The Siren's Boudoir, Ernestine's handmade corset shop

-License to make special requests for future videos, including private videos AND

-The opportunity to ask Ernestine "ballerina questions" that she will answer in a future post or video AND

-Access to additional, awesome "behind the scenes" videos revealing the process of filming and candid moments of Ernestine being Ernestine...AND

-Will be invited for Tea with Ernestine! (A Skype tea can be arranged if you are not in New England or in a location on my travel schedule.)

-Will receive a pair of worn pointe shoes.

Goals
$102 of $150 per month
Money was a big reason why I have never previously been able to be "successful," in the traditional sense, as a dancer. Money was tight in my household growing up; my parents gave their all to send me to classes many times per week, and there were a lot of things we just couldn't afford. Now, as a person who has to keep a roof over my head, $150/month is the amount that will allow me to heave a sigh of relief that this project was not fairy-brained nonsense but actually a good sound decision for the future of my art. That amount of money will justify the many hours a week I spend training, cross-training, and dreaming up schemes and gorgeous projects. 

Having your body as your instrument and the wear and tear of being so active and asking your body to do such extraordinary and unusual things is a lot to live with, because it never stops. You can't stop training. The only time I take time off of training is when I get sick. The validation I would get from you all by accomplishing this goal would really affect the way I justify putting myself through all that, even though I really do enjoy it.

Consistent income as an artist is more important than most people can possibly conceive of. Imagine, one month, you can afford dinners out, and the next month, you struggle to pay for groceries. This is my life right now. Changing that through Patreon would be extraordinary and truly fabulously amazing.
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High art and sensuality have been inextricably intertwined since long before Ruebens ever lifted a paintbrush; and nowhere does one see this more than in the form of ballet. It is the idiom that wrings the juice of the juiciest fruit from the Goblin Market; it exists deep in the land of nymphs; it displays the flesh and bones of Homo sapiens such that one cannot but relate to the vision of it through one’s own body. The mere sight of the ballet dancer evokes physical sensation.

I fell in love with ballet at the age of 7. This love has led me on a winding path, through a forest of beautiful choreographers and crushing disappointments, and, above all, a unique and rarified communion with my animal body. It’s the sort of thing that people notice in the street, on the subway; in line at the coffee shop, they ask me if I’m a dancer. I say yes. It is who I am.

It makes sense that we are conspicuous. We are a different species.

Hence, we don’t always fit into this world.

However, via Patreon, I am able to share with you my avid love of my art. I have recruited a dedicated team to capture me on film and get it to you on these metal boxes we all have. My dearest wish is that these small films will pull you—if only briefly—out of your place and time, into my rarified air up here where my toes are clouds and the floor is home and the only limitation is my proficiency in explication of deepest soul.

Join me. Engage with this voyage, departing shortly, via hot air balloon, and allow your entire self and your entire animal body to react, freed from the weight of the terrestrial, where we all must dwell at least some of the time.

For your pledge, you with receive monthly doses of my arms, legs, feet, heart. Clothing will only be used when necessary, to frame the line of the art.

In gratitude for this platform for a long-dormant self,
Ernestine

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Tiers
Sailor
$5 or more per month

Sailors will receive access to monthly videos of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess in a variety of ways in a variety of juicy outfits.

Mate
$15 or more per month

First mates will receive: 

Access to monthly videos of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess in a variety of ways AND 

-First looks at new photo shoots, delivered right to your e-mail inbox AND

-A monthly handwritten update from Ernestine (can be delivered digitally)

Boatswain, a.k.a. the "Saucy Sailor"
$50 or more per month

Bo'suns will receive:

-Access to a monthly video of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess AND 

-First looks at new photo shoots delivered straight to your e-mail inbox AND 

-Select garments (stockings, tights, etc.), delivered to you after wearing AND 

-A monthly handwritten update from Ernestine (can be delivered digitally) AND

-The opportunity to ask Ernestine "ballerina questions" that she will answer in a future post or video

Quartermaster
$75 or more per month

Quartermasters will receive: 

-Access to monthly videos of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess AND 

-First looks at new photo shoots, delivered straight to your e-mail inbox AND 

-A monthly handwritten update from Ernestine (can be delivered digitally)

-Will receive a 10% discount at The Siren's Boudoir, Ernestine's handmade corset shop

-May make special requests for future videos, including private videos AND

-The opportunity to ask Ernestine "ballerina questions" that she will answer in a future post or video AND

-Access to additional, awesome "behind the scenes" videos revealing the process of filming and candid moments of Ernestine being Ernestine...

Captain
$500 or more per month

Captains will receive: 

-Access to monthly videos of Ernestine exercising her physical prowess AND 

-First looks at new photo shoots delivered straight to your e-mail inbox AND 

-Select garments (stockings, tights, etc.), delivered to you after wearing if desired AND 

-A monthly handwritten update from Ernestine (can be delivered digitally) AND

-A 10% discount at The Siren's Boudoir, Ernestine's handmade corset shop

-License to make special requests for future videos, including private videos AND

-The opportunity to ask Ernestine "ballerina questions" that she will answer in a future post or video AND

-Access to additional, awesome "behind the scenes" videos revealing the process of filming and candid moments of Ernestine being Ernestine...AND

-Will be invited for Tea with Ernestine! (A Skype tea can be arranged if you are not in New England or in a location on my travel schedule.)

-Will receive a pair of worn pointe shoes.