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GH’s Maurice Benard Shows Off His Ballet Skills!


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Whenever GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Maurice Benard shares a Reel on Instagram with his adorable granddaughter, Tiana, we can’t help but watch the video over and over again. It’s clear from their interactions that the actor is a big ol’ softie around the little girl, who seems to idolize her grandpa!

The dynamic duo’s latest collaboration, which Benard shared on March 6, shows the culmination of TT — as she is nicknamed — teaching her grandfather what she’s been learning in ballet class. Set to Beethoven’s classic tune “Fur Elise,” Benard showed off all the spins and twirls he’s learned from his pint-sized teacher! “I am actually becoming a phenomenal ballet dancer, watching TT and learning,” the GH star wrote. “Don’t you agree?”

With Benard in sweatpants and TT in striped pajamas, the pair showed excellent form with their hands up in ballet’s 5th position as they danced their pas de deux around a cozy living room. Following along with TT’s moves, the Emmy winner even impressively stood on one leg while stretching his other foot behind him!

Sweet TT’s parents are Benard’s daughter, Cailey, and her husband, Carlos Avila. The toddler became a big sister back in July when Cailey and Carlos welcomed their son, Milo. (Benard and his wife, Paula, have another granddaughter, Eloise, whose mother is their daughter, Heather.)

The ballet lesson from TT isn’t the first time that Benard has shown off his excellent dancing skills. A few weeks ago, the soap legend boogied with TikTok’s Dancing UPS Man, Russell Baker, and back in 2022, he had the most adorable dance party with TT in his home garage gym.

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