Tomorrow morning, I’m going LIVE from Master Ballet Academy’s Phoenix Ballet for Robbie Downey (@balletbabble / @balletfreak) on her FACEBOOK LIVE! Or are you in Arizona? ALL FREE at 7625 E … Continue reading TUNE IN @ 11:30AM PST >> GOING LIVE!
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…
In the middle of the hustle and bustle of NYC, I found myself somewhere between peaceful intimacy and inspiration. Hosted by The Current Sessions, this community workshop was a preview … Continue reading The Current Sessions: The Big Balloon. April 14 & 15 @ Wild Project (NYC)
YAGP FINAL ROUND // Elisabeth Beyer in Stantinella, photographed by VAM, courtesy of the YAGP. Sorry, the internet at the hotel is horrible… and they charge you… not to mention … Continue reading FINALS @ the YAGP
Notes on Pas De Cheval: My Favorite Step at Barre (From Issue 2) Pas de Cheval is one of the most important steps in ballet to refine, especially at barre. … Continue reading Notes on Pas De Cheval: My Favorite Step at Barre
It is finally here… SPRING 2017! In This Issue: Mimi Tompkins of a Ballet Arizona photographed by Ashley Baker. The Top Ten Ballet Companies (2017 Edition) Notes on Cambré Collegiate … Continue reading SPRING 2017 / In This Issue…
a vacation… haha just kidding, no really they do, myself included… But who has time these days to go on vacation?
Now for the real post…
As a ballet teacher, I always find it hard to find good ballet music. Sure, there are a lot of great CDs out there, but sometimes the quality is not that great, the tracks aren’t long enough for longer combinations, the tempos don’t make a lot of sense, or they are just structured kind of funny
Ballet Arizona, a company I named to watch two years ago, performed under the stars last night in Goodyear at a lakeside park. It was gorgeous. It rained that morning, … Continue reading Ballet Under The Stars: Ballet Arizona
If you follow ballet competitions and the budding young talent in the ballet world, you have heard of her. Her photos are all over Instagram, and her videos have been … Continue reading CORPS DE BALLET CONFESSIONAL: Alaia Rogers-Maman
The ferocious women of PNB are basically legends… There is this perception of the women of PNB that they are legends… Tall, leggy, extremely turned out, and incredible jumpers with … Continue reading The Leading Ladies of Pacific Northwest Ballet
You can never win them all, and in fact, most of the time my blog seems to center around controversy. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it. Most of the … Continue reading Dancing without Limbs… Disabilities in Dance
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…
With a week away, I am almost done fundraising everything I need to… We just need to raise about $1,000 dollars by tomorrow. Everyone has worked extremely hard to put … Continue reading Previews
shop now. (click the image above) Hello All! My name is Ashley Ellis and I am thrilled to welcome you to my new site for RubiaWear. The Rubia line came about … Continue reading Rubia Wear
I have seen all of these posts about why you should put your kid into ballet. With reasons like: smarter, more successful, better workers and so on, after doing some … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t put your kid into ballet…
The journey to opening a ballet company has definitely been interesting. Sometimes, I think that I bit off more than I can chew. My nights used to be filled with … Continue reading RDT: The journey begins…
Redlands Dance Theatre is a non profit organization dedicated to the arts in the Inland Empire. Your contribution, no matter the size, provides Redlands Dance Theatre the means to further the arts … Continue reading Redlands Dance Theatre
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
I’ve talked about ethnicity before, but now I am going to talk about it even more. Most of you probably won’t like what I have to say, so here is my … Continue reading Everybody is talking about ballet, but are we talking about the right thing?