The next step: college!

Hello, everyone! It's been a long time since I've made a post here, and even longer since I've personally updated you on my life. It's been a crazy year or so for me, and it is my last year in high school and as a full-time ballet dancer. After going through the rigorous process of…

What makes ballet so expensive?

It's no secret that ballet can be pricey, but the extent of that cost is often underestimated, especially by those that are new to the ballet world. Today I want to help map out what actually makes up the expenses of ballet. I have trained in ballet for almost 10 years, and therefore have developed…

Thoughts on the culture of ballet class…

This is the final week for most of us who attended summer programs. By now, most of us ballet students are back at home, resting, or on vacation. Some of us (including myself) may have finished a little while ago, and are already taking a stab at getting back in shape. Regardless of where you…

Ballet Chicago Summer Program…Day 1

Today was Day 1 (if it even counts...I will explain later) of my summer program at Ballet Chicago. It is a very Balanchine-based program, and it definitely shows in the teaching style! Today was just our placement class for the faculty to assign us levels. They will post the level that I'm in later tonight.…