PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes with G Philly’s Hunky New Cover Model

Meet Jesse Sani, the principal dancer with BalletX who's going to grace the cover of our fall issue of G Philly.

We recently wrapped up the photo session for the cover of our upcoming fall issue with local dancer Jesse Sani. The 26-year-old principal dancer with BalletX is performing in the current production of Beautiful Decay, which opens this Wednesday at the Wilma, and he will appear in the company’s fall series starting in November. In our chat with the good-on-his-feet heartthrob, we learned that his exotic looks were inherited from his Indonesian dad and Sicilian mom, and he could probably kick your ass. His father was a martial arts instructor and Jesse practiced it for years.

I don’t want to give away too much more about the interview, but you can tide yourself over with some images that our lovely photo intern Nicole Rosenberg snapped behind the scenes of the shoot at Johnny Brenda’s. Stay tuned to G Philly to see how the actual cover turns out, or request a free copy of the issue here.

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