AND THE CROWD GOES CRAZY…

The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ the David H. Koch Theater @ Lincoln Center Any evening at Lincoln Center always promises to … Continue reading AND THE CROWD GOES CRAZY…

And the envelope please… a Ballet Education’s Ballet Awards 2016

Each year as the season ends a history disappears. As a dancer, it means that the applause is over, that all of your hard work, hours of rehearsals, performances and … Continue reading And the envelope please… a Ballet Education’s Ballet Awards 2016

Notes on Jetés… petit jetés… and awful petit allegro

There is nothing in the world… and I mean nothing… better than a really good, really clean, really technical petit allegro. Yup, it can turn any bad day into a … Continue reading Notes on Jetés… petit jetés… and awful petit allegro

5 reasons we fell in love with ballet

Everything is beautiful at the ballet… Edward Kleban said it all in his lyrics for A Chorus Line… When we were younger something resonated with us and sparked the passion … Continue reading 5 reasons we fell in love with ballet

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

BREAST REDUCTIONS FOR BALLET GIRLS…

How big is too big? How much would you do for your son or daughter? Recently something came up that isn’t necessarily rare in ballet, but it is definitely something … Continue reading BREAST REDUCTIONS FOR BALLET GIRLS…

What is the Ideal Ballet Body?

The obvious answer is yes. Anyone who tells you otherwise is ridiculous and silly. Everyone goes on and on about if you should hyperextend your knees or if you shouldn’t hyperextend and blah blah blah. The answer is pretty obvious at looking at any ballet photo or video. Now, to be a little more precise, there is a right way, and there is DEFINITELY a wrong way to hyperextend.

Not Bad.

After two hip surgeries, and not dancing in like 5 years, and gaining like 20 pounds… Exploring Arabesque on the beach while storming… On another note, I hope you had … Continue reading Not Bad.

ONE YEAR: a Ballet Education

I can’t believe this blog has survived a year. Ballet at a glance in a year: Misty Copeland and Stella Abrera became the first of their respective ethnicities to ever … Continue reading ONE YEAR: a Ballet Education