Although Benjamin Millepied may be best known right now for his engagement and recent birth of a baby boy with Natalie Portman, in the dancing world, Millepied is known for much more than his personal life — he's known for his fitness and dancing career.
Millepied was born in France and began training in ballet at the early age of 8. In his early teenage years, he joined the prestigious Conservatoire National in France, and later went on to take summer classes in the USA at the School of American Ballet, which is the official school of New York City Ballet. In 1995, Millepied was invited to become a members of New York City Ballet's corps de ballet. Three years later, he was promoted to soloist, and in 2002 he moved up to the title of principal dancer.
Then, of course, is the professional role where he met Portman: choreographer of the ballet scenes in Black Swan. Portman and Millepied have been quite mum about their private life, but we certainly know one thing about this couple — they like to be active and dance!
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.