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Net cracker!Top ballerina Natalia Osipova joins the cryptocurrency epidemic

Net cracker!World-leading ballerina Natalia Osipova joins the crypto boom to open a new dance company


Ballet superstar Natalia Osipova is jumping into the latest wave of cryptocurrency epidemics, NFTs, or irreplaceable tokens.

Osipova, who started dancing in Moscow at the age of 5, became a principal dancer of the Royal Ballet.

But she wants to beat a more tech-savvy audience to sell the world’s first ballet NFT.

Recording: Ballet superstar Natalia Osipova (pictured) performed three pieces with choreographer and contemporary dancer fiancé Jason Kittelberger.

NFTs are unique cryptographic tokens, essentially computer files that show proof of authenticity.

Tokens, or digital ownership certificates, are used to sell works of art for £ 50m and tweets for £ 2.1m.

An internationally acclaimed dancer, the 35-year-old performed three pieces with choreographer and contemporary dancer fiancé Jason Kittelberger.

They want to use that revenue to set up their own dance company. Works – performance videos – will be available for bidding at the auction house Bonhams until December 10.

The buyer gets a digital copy of the video and a proof of ownership. These can be retained or sold. The two performances from Ballet Giselle start at £ 8,000.

A couple of modern duet Left Behind performances start at £ 30,000.

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Net cracker!Top ballerina Natalia Osipova joins the cryptocurrency epidemic

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