corps de ballet confessional: Elizabeth Weldon of Ballet West

By reputation, ballerinas are these willowy, elongated creatures that are unobtainable… That could pretty much sums up Elizabeth Weldon, a corps de ballet member at TV’s most popular ballet company, … Continue reading corps de ballet confessional: Elizabeth Weldon of Ballet West

You know you trained Balanchine Part 3…

In today’s world of ballet, you have to be living under a rock not to know who Balanchine is. The opposite of that would be living in 1930 and thinking … Continue reading You know you trained Balanchine Part 3…

Let the boy dance

His face was pressed against in the glass, Fingers spread wide, tapping to the muffled sound of the music. His mind was racing back and forth between reality, and fantasy. … Continue reading Let the boy dance

Getting Ready For Summer: UPDATE

Totally getting excited as we are getting ready to launch our first issue… It is a lot of hard work, and truth be told, I don’t know if it is … Continue reading Getting Ready For Summer: UPDATE

Dream Casting…

Some have fantasy football… I have fantasy ballet nights. If I were going to die, I would cash out everything I own and have one super star studded night of … Continue reading Dream Casting…

Fantastic Five: 5 Really Great Male Variations

In the world of ballet, variations define a dancer’s career. As artists a variation is the one moment where technique, artistry and years of daunting rehearsals finally meet. A 2-3 Act … Continue reading Fantastic Five: 5 Really Great Male Variations

Ballet Vocabulary: Lesson 1

In the world of ballet, there are three languages. There is the language in which ballet was codified, French. Then there is the language in which interprets ballet, body language … Continue reading Ballet Vocabulary: Lesson 1

BIG THINGS FOR A BALLET EDUCATION

So, I have decided to launch a few big things for a Ballet Education, and I hope they are helpful… But, unfortunately it will take a little bit of capitol. … Continue reading BIG THINGS FOR A BALLET EDUCATION

The Return: A Ballet Education

… I thought I was going to be giving this up, and I thought I would leave my nightly rants to Facebook… BUT THEN a ballet company finally replied to … Continue reading The Return: A Ballet Education

You know you trained Balanchine… pt Deux… You know you have danced Balanchine if…

We have all heard famous stories, infamous quotes, or my personal favorite, “Balanchine Said…” or “Balanchine told me…” For some ballet dancers, they are lucky enough to dance at the School … Continue reading You know you trained Balanchine… pt Deux… You know you have danced Balanchine if…

The Masters…

So yesterday was Balanchine’s Birthday, and as the internet was flooded with beautiful images of everyone dancing their favorite work it made me realize how connected ballet is. In addition, … Continue reading The Masters…

It”s a New Year…

Hello readers! Wishing you the best this new year!  For those of you who are students, best of luck with your summer program auditions. And for those of you who … Continue reading It”s a New Year…

Arabesque.

  The Position That Makes Ballet, well ballet… Sara Michelle Murawski’s, a soloist at Slovak National Ballet, super famous arabesque picture that probably one of the first pictures that made dancers … Continue reading Arabesque.

Awful Realities of the Nutcracker

Sugar Plums: 5 Awful Realities of the Nutcracker (The list of 5 Reasons why the Nutcracker won’t ever go away can be found by clicking here.) Sugared plums are probably … Continue reading Awful Realities of the Nutcracker

The Ballet that Inspired Innovation… Serenade

There is a ballet, a ballet that replaced the dramatic downfalls of the heroines of Petipa. A ballet that stole Swan Lake’s lighting, and the romantic tutus from Giselle, set to the … Continue reading The Ballet that Inspired Innovation… Serenade