My sis does ballet (for the last 10 years already), and yes, that is painful.
As she always says: "The feet of a professional ballerina aren't pretty."
"Travellin' a lonesome highway The miles go by so slow. And you don't know where you're headed But you know you've got to go. And you don't want to walk alone, But you're seekin' a better home. Oh Lord, how long will the Search go on?"