What Makes a Good Ballet Teacher?

There are so many types of teachers out there, it is important that parents and students know what they are getting. After working across the United States and talking to … Continue reading What Makes a Good Ballet Teacher?

Catching up with Robbie Downey (BalletBabble // BalletFreak)

Catching up with social media sensation, entrepreneur, and ballet dancer Robbie Downey. And, if you don’t know who she is, she is the eighteen-year-old who everyone has grown up with … Continue reading Catching up with Robbie Downey (BalletBabble // BalletFreak)

Saturday Morning Warm Ups

Every Saturday morning dancers around the world hear their alarm clocks go off and they want to die. The physical demand for a dancer is extremely high, but the emotional … Continue reading Saturday Morning Warm Ups

LET ME BE A SWAN… any swan… company contracts

      The waiting game… From January until May, sometimes even longer, dancers ages 17ish-22ish wait anxiously for the ultimate business goal: A CONTRACT. For some dancers, there is … Continue reading LET ME BE A SWAN… any swan… company contracts

The Corps de Ballet Confessional…

You were the best one at your local school, and then you went to a professional school, and you basically kicked ass. Teachers fawned over you. You excelled in the … Continue reading The Corps de Ballet Confessional…

5 things your teachers will never tell you… and they should

If you are ages 11+ and you are training in ballet, like seriously training… Not like the, I dance ballet twice a week, supplemented with 4 jazz classes, leaps and … Continue reading 5 things your teachers will never tell you… and they should

What is Good Ballet?

What is “good” ballet? I have been asked this a lot… and frankly I was avoiding this conversation as it is super subjective. It is like asking, “What is good … Continue reading What is Good Ballet?

THE FUTURE OF BALLET: The Cirio Collective

The Cirio Collective if the first of five start ups I am going to endorse/plug/support throughout the year. To donate click here. While it is important to be educated in … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF BALLET: The Cirio Collective

The Big Five… (summer programs pt IV)

A lot of you concerned parents and students have written in about summer programs… While some of you have already gotten your acceptance letters, and have made your choices; others … Continue reading The Big Five… (summer programs pt IV)