A Deep Sincere Apology

A Ballet Education has huge things going on right now and it is causing a lot of confusion and frustration with a lot of you… Additionally, there has been a lot of confusion in general… A Ballet Education’s store has been slowly being moved from our current host and moved onto the millennial artists powerhouse …

Doodle Book…

So it is official, my first doodle book went to print today. 144 pages of doodles… Very exciting! What is the doodle book? A collection of all of my doodles, and some ones you have not seen from this spring. Proceeds from this book go to the scholarship fund for summer program students… I currently have …

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 an additional layer of stress; they are waiting for their college acceptances as their backup plans. It is a scary moment. Usually, these dancers are …

Every Fifth Has A Story

Tonight, I was cleaning out a bunch of stuff at work, and then stumbled across a memory card that was never uploaded.  If you don’t know about shooting medium format, here is a little info.  Medium formats create huge files, and so it is always best to shoot tethered.  Because I work in fashion, we …

Ballet 100…

In college… You have English 101… and if you went to community college you might start in a lower level class like English 100, and there is nothing wrong with that… Ballet should offer courses for parents…. So, if you didn’t realize how all encompassing ballet is… Well, for those of you who aren’t ready …

21 Year-Round Programs

By now, summer intensives have rounded out their invitations to their year round programs. Now, dozens of hopeful ballet dancers are joining the most elite schools around the world. For those who weren’t asked to stay for the year, the stress sets in about what to do next season. You start to wonder, “Are you are ready to year round, if you are good enough, or if you were prepared?” Yup, all these questions are rambling through our heads causing stress. Parents are thinking or starting to doubt choices from last year, and now the new season is upon us. It also doesn’t help YAGP registration just opened and it seems that half of the venues filled up in three days. Yes, the stress of ballet sets in again. What we thought was a summer break now seems to have disappeared and year-round contracts are due again, Nutcracker auditions are around the corner, and you still don’t have a clear plan. Don’t fret. If you are looking to join a school, here are 20 places to train at this year. Each school offers exceptional training, guidance, and is structured towards a professional career in ballet. These schools are NOT affiliated to a company, but offer amazing training.

Ballet Directory

A Ballet Directory of the Top Ballet Schools in the United States.

How Corona Virus is Shaping the Next Generation of Dancers

Today hit harder than most days. A wave of devastation came across hundreds of young talented dancers as some of the most prestigious ballet schools announced they are canceling their summer intensives. Earlier in the month Houston Ballet already made some tough but responsible choices regarding their summer course, but today Royal Ballet and San …