About

Goulet Ballet is meant to help you learn, grow, and develop into the best dancer you can be.  Focused around ballet and time management, it is designed to aid in an aspiring ballerina’s journey through the ups and downs of a potential dance career – both as a comforting, inspirational sanctuary and an informational resource.

This blog features new posts every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Although, be watching for “bonus” posts including vlogs, routines, and more.  I enjoy catering to what my readers want, so make sure to leave requests for me to take note of.

The Goulet Ballet blog was founded in August of 2014, and has since been developed into a nourishing environment for dancers of all kinds.

The writer

headshot.JPGElla Goulet is thirteen years old and works as an aspiring ballerina and writer.  She has been dancing for twelve years and training professionally in classical ballet for eight.  She both trains at the Grand Rapids Ballet School and attends a local public high school in the United States.

Ella dances with her school’s Junior Company in addition to performing renowned ballets alongside the professional company.  She trains in a mixture of the Balanchine, Cecchetti, and ABT styles, but has also experienced the Russian, RAD, and French styles throughout her dance career.

In 2016 she attended the Joffrey Academy of Dance summer intensive in Chicago, Illinois.  Other than that experience, she has attended summer intensives at her home school and trained with guest teachers including Maria Kowroski, Sabi Varga, Astrit Zejnati, Nicole Ciapponi, and Keenan Kampa.  She has also experienced training under the artistic director of the Grand Rapids Ballet, Patricia Barker, who is a former principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

As a writer, she has been honing her skills her entire life, and works toward developing clarity and a wider range of expression.  Continuing to develop her blog into a large platform for young dancers has been an experience that has helped her develop as a person and a businesswoman.

In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, photography, and organization.

The editor
gigbiopicGig Gamaggio has been writing and editing texts since she graduated from Middlesex University in England 25 years ago, with an honors degree in Communications. From print media to digital content management, she specializes in getting texts right for their target audiences.

As editor of this blog she implements her experience in the dance world. When she was 11 years old she tried a jazz dance class, and never stopped dancing since. While she developed her career as a writer/editor on the international stage of journalism, the pursuit of ballet, contemporary and jazz dance was never far off in the wings. It took dedication and discipline to do it well, and Gig, who is well-versed in five languages as well as the language of dance, is passionate about her work.

When she settled in Europe to raise a family, she had the knowledge and network required to start her own dance and language school near Munich in Germany. She also helped initiate and promote Chassé Dance Studios, the largest privately held dance space in Europe, in a redesigned church in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She still acts as a translator, consultant and writer for this development project, which also encompasses a hotel and café.

Her family has now moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for her husband’s work. Here, she works as a freelance creative and communication director and choreographs the musicals at Wealthy School. She hopes to help Ella Goulet’s dance blog reach its highest pointe!

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Ella,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Goulet Ballet has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 60 Ballet Blogs on the web.

    http://blog.feedspot.com/ballet_blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 60 Ballet Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

    Best,
    Anuj

  2. Hi Ella! I just want to say you are a big idol for me. I love what you do and I really appreciate everything you do on your blog. Everyday you inspire me. Your articles motivate me. You make me feel like it is possible for me to be succesful with ballet. You are basically a way more accomplished version of me and evey day I strive to succeed as much as you have. You have a post that helps me with every single one of my ballet flaws and ones that help me keep my life on track. Thankyou so much!!!

    1. Thank you so, so, so much Heidi! This is what I hope for all of my readers. I’m glad you can find something to inspire you and information to help make you the best dancer you can be. Best wishes! -Ella

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