ABT is campaigning hard… too hard…

It isn’t a surprise that ABT has been campaigning hard for their 75th anniversary… but for Pointe magazine to have back to back ABT covers…. kind of fishy… I love … Continue reading ABT is campaigning hard… too hard…

So, Your Professional Dance Career Didn’t Work Out – Now What?

By Susie Boyland, contributor After all the years of training you put in, becoming a professional dancer didn’t work out, and now you have no idea what to do. Living … Continue reading So, Your Professional Dance Career Didn’t Work Out – Now What?

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

How to get through a summer program audition…

So, what is the secret to getting through a summer program audition? easy answer: be good. If you are thinking, “WTF?” Then you probably aren’t ready for a summer program. … Continue reading How to get through a summer program audition…

Intro to Summer Programs

The Guide to Summer Programs: While Christmas is finally here, and Nutcracker is finally over… We now look at the bigger picture, and the next part of the season: SUMMER … Continue reading Intro to Summer Programs

Ballet… What’s the skinny? 5 Misconceptions about women in ballet.

(So, after going a month without publishing a blog post, and watching how the month of November would shape up in terms of readers, a lot of people asked me … Continue reading Ballet… What’s the skinny? 5 Misconceptions about women in ballet.

Sugar Plums Fairies: The Women of NYCB

With Nutcracker in a frenzy and taking up my Facebook feed, I am always surprised by the wondrous NYCB, headed by Peter Martins. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t agree … Continue reading Sugar Plums Fairies: The Women of NYCB

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 Beast that is the Nutcracker…

In the repertory of classical ballets, there is one ballet that trumps them all. It isn’t number one because of the physical demands, and it is definitely not number one … Continue reading The Beast that is the Nutcracker…